If Lightfoot is serious about TIF reform, she should sunset downtown TIF districts early, which would return $400 million annually for schools, parks, libraries, the city budget and other projects.
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.
We should be expecting more from those whom the people elected to lead, but sadly, we have come to expect less from all levels of city government. Today was no exception.
Today, we return to classrooms with real and lasting change for our students and the people of this city.
We have a tentative agreement and will return to schools on Friday, Nov. 1. The final issue—our return-to-work terms—was resolved as we reached an agreement today with the mayor and Chicago Public Schools to make up five days of student instruction.
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.
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.