Pritzker compromise would give teachers extra sick leave for COVID-19 -- if they are vaccinated

  • J.B. Pritzker

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Updated 1/24/2022 9:40 PM

Gov. J.B. Pritzker vetoed a bill Monday that would have required COVID-19 related paid leave for teachers and staff at public schools and universities in favor of a new agreement that makes clear employees need to be vaccinated to qualify.

The new initiative was reached in "a collaborative, cooperative process" with the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Pritzker said.


Pritzker said he will work with the legislature to see the compromise reached in a new bill.

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