Pry open those contracts
We oppose the hide-and-seek approach of public bodies toward newly negotiated employee contracts. We support a bill to guarantee contract transparency.
The new contract between Dixon teachers and the school board, hammered out last week after a 9-day strike, was made public Tuesday – finally.
The public “unveiling” came after Dixon Education Association members ratified the contract, and one day before the Dixon School Board was scheduled to approve it.
Sauk Valley Media quickly placed the 55-page document online so the public could read it. As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, nearly 100 people had.
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