Our Weekly Reader for the Week of 4/7/2013

This week’s big story is that the workers at SEIU approved a new four-year contract. Legislators will be returning this week to continue trying to “reform” pensions, more from the world of MOOCs other delights. Remember: the reaction to our organizing may have moved from denial to anger, but the next stage is negotiation! There is more below.

1. Here is the coverage by WILL, the News-Gazette and the Daily Illini on Friday’s vote by the SEIU to approve the contract.

2. Both houses of the State Legislature return from Spring Break this week.

3. There are stories in the News-Gazette and Chicago Business reporting that UI Labs is beginning to organize.

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