The tentative agreement reached on October 31 between the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union was ratified by the entire membership in a vote of 80.70% in favor and 19.30% against. View raw totals and school-by-school breakdown of the vote here.
Chicagoans must have the right to elect their school board. Teachers must have the right to bargain on staffing and class size.
We’ve scheduled a referendum vote on the tentative agreement for Thursday, November 14. We’ll hold several meetings to discuss the TA prior to that date. Also, new podcast episode!
We’ve updated the summary of what’s in the TA and included a second page with a detailed explanation of how the new class size provision will work.
It’s important to note that most of the wins in our new tentative agreement — especially the substantial raise for PSRPs, the enforceable class size limits, and more than 750 new staffing positions — were not on the bargaining table on the day that we decided to go on strike.
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.
Delegates voted 364 to 242, with four abstentions, to accept the revised tentative agreement on the condition that Mayor Lightfoot agree to make up the days lost in the strike. Some major elements of the Tentative Agreement include…
Lori, keep your promises and let’s get this done. Our members have resolve and will not relent when it comes to the families they serve.