After fighting on picket lines for 11 days—six of them unpaid—we still had to fight Chicago Public Schools for wages and benefits already earned. Here is where we stand as we enter Winter Break.
For years, the Union has been advocating for the Board of Ed to give credit for more years of outside teaching and relevant work experience, which is now subject to change.
Today, we return to classrooms with real and lasting change for our students and the people of this city.
The Chicago Teachers Union yesterday reached a Tentative Agreement for a new contract with Chicago Public Schools. Regrettably, the same can’t be said about instructional make-up days for students.
Rank-and-file CTU bargaining team members discuss City Hall allegations of Union delays. But the consensus from members is that the Board has done more stalling and stonewalling during negotiations than actual bargaining.