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Chicago Teachers Union Sets Date for Strike Vote

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    Chicago Teachers Union Sets Date for Strike Vote

    The Chicago Teachers Union moved one step closer to a possible strike Wednesday. Lisa Chavarria reports.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019)

    The Chicago Teachers Union moved one step closer to a possible strike Wednesday.

    The union's delegates unanimously approved a strike authorization vote, CTU said in a statement.

    That will set up a vote on Sept. 26 in which all CTU members will decide if the union will go on strike. The earliest that teachers and union members could go on strike is Oct. 7, CTU said.

    The latest development - moving the union one step closer to a potential strike - came just one day after students returned to class across the city.

    CPS Students Return to Class as Potential Teachers Strike Looms

    CPS Students Return to Class as Potential Teachers Strike Looms

    Summer is officially over for students at Chicago Public Schools, who head back to class Tuesday in the midst of contract negotiations between the city and the Chicago Teachers Union. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.

     

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019)

    The school year began in the midst of contract negotiations between CTU and the city, after the last Chicago teachers contract ended in June. CTU last went on strike in 2012.

    Last week, the union rejected a contract offer from the city that was recommended by a third-party arbitrator and included a 16% pay increase over five years, equaling about $351 million.

    But the teachers union said it was about more than just money, asking for smaller class sizes, as well as more special education teachers, social workers and librarians, among other requests.

    CPS Students Return to Class as Potential Strike Looms

    [CHI] CPS Students Return to Class as Potential Strike Looms

    Summer is officially over for students at Chicago Public Schools, who head back to class Tuesday in the midst of contract negotiations between the city and the Chicago Teachers Union. Sandra Torres has details.

     

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019)

    Their rejection of that offer on Aug. 26 started the countdown clock to a possible strike, legally allowing the union to strike after 30 days.

    The two sides were expected to return to the bargaining table Thursday, according to multiple reports.

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