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2,500 Chicago-Area Workers Win Tentative Contract, Ending 18-Day Strike

HeadlineJul 13, 2021

In Illinois, some 2,500 Chicago-area public employees have won a tentative contract after 10 months of negotiations and an 18-day strike. If approved by members of SEIU Local 73, the contract would offer better pay equity, hazard pay for certain workers during the pandemic, and other benefits to custodians, technicians, clerks and other frontline workers. The deal ends the longest public sector strike in Chicago’s recent history.

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