Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chicago Teachers to Strike on Sep 10

Chicago Public Schools has made another offer to the Chicago Teachers Union and the union has rejected it, saying that the strike set for September 10 is still on, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

CPS have moved away from their demand that raises be linked to merit pay, a small concession to the union. However, they are still only offering 2%, which is not enough to keep up with inflation and rising health care costs. Thus, even with a "raise" on paper, the teachers would be accepting declining take-home pay and spending power in the long run. CPS is also still holding strong to their plan to end step increases for experience.

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