MNA Daily NewsScan, Sept. 10, 2012: Chicago Teachers on Strike; HMOs in MN again see strong profits

10 Sep

LABOR

Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after their union and district officials failed to reach a contract agreement despite intense weekend negotiations that the union said were productive but still failed to adequately address issues such as job security and teacher evaluations.

One Teacher’s Story: A Chicago teacher explains in a powerful, personal blog post why he’s going on strike.

The United Steelworkers have announced a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with ArcelorMittal USA covering 14,000 workers, including 330 at the Minorca Mine outside Virginia, Minn. Negotiations were held in Pittsburgh.

HEALTH CARE

HMOs in Minnesota once again enjoyed strong profits during 2011, according to a report released Friday, Sept. 7.

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