Rockford School Board approves agreement with labor unions

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- After a year without a contract, The Rockford School board and union workers have finally approved an agreement that will end a long battle of strikes.

Tonight the Rockford School Board approved a wage increase for paraprofessional workers.

The agreement also included a wage increase for nutrition services workers.

RPS nutrition services employees have also agreed on a wage increase.

School board members say they are happy to finally come to a compromise and they have tried to do what's fair for everyone involved throughout this entire process.

"They have been working without a contract for an entire year. Everybody's happy that this issue is over, and we're all looking forward to just moving forward and working together as the school year starts," says Rockford School Board member, Tim Rollins.

The contract that was approved is retroactive, which means it covers this past year.