[UPDATED] The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago Teachers Union has filed a 10-day strike notice.
- The Chicago Teachers Union was expected to file a 10-day strike notice Wednesday after months of negotiations between the union and Chicago Public Schools failed to produce a new contract agreement.
- Salaries, re-hiring policy and job evaluations are all issues that the union wants to see addressed.
- A spokeswoman indicated that CPS has $25 million budgeted for a strike contingency plan if the union follows through on the notice.
From the article:
The Chicago Teachers Union plans to file a 10-day strike notice later today, meaning a teacher walkout could begin after the majority of the city’s students finish their first week of school, sources said.
The union and CPS have been in talks for months but have failed to reach agreement on a number of matters, among them salary, pay hikes based on experience, a re-hiring policy for teachers who’ve been laid off and job evaluations. ...