Chicago Park District reaches deal with employees to avoid strike

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Employees reach deal with Chicago Park District to avoid strike
Chicago Park District employees with SEIU Local 73 reached a deal to avoid a strike.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than 2,200 unionized Chicago Park District workers have reached a tentative labor agreement with the city.

The SEIU's bargaining committee says the deal secures a wage increase for workers, avoids a strike and improves park district program offerings.

The agreement comes after nine months of negotiations.

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It will now goes before membership for a ratification vote.