D-60 Contract Talks End For Now

There has been some confusion and miscommunication in the contract negotiations between District 60 and its teachers union.

It appeared late Wednesday afternoon that the Education Association had broken off talks with the district. That turned out not to be the case.

It appears to be a classic case of one hand not knowing what the other is doing.

District 60 officials were under the impression this was to be a three day negotiation, the teachers union on the other hand thought it was only two days.

The teachers sent out a press release Wednesday afternoon after talks had ended for the day stating negotiations had ended without an agreement. That led the district to believe they had broken off the talks prematurely.

Despite the confusion the two sides spoke late Wednesday night, the misunderstandings were cleared up and it appears talks will resume.

The two sides will talk again on Thursday, not to negotiate but set up a time when they can go back to the bargaining table with a mediator.

The contract is scheduled to expire Thursday night at midnight.