Teacher Strike Coming?
Rahm might be the only big city mayor to preside over two separate teacher strikes in four years:
- Chicago Public Schools officials will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, saying the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay hike.
"We were optimistic that solutions to the Board's structural financial challenges would have been achieved by now and a well-deserved increase for CPS staff would have been possible," interim district chief Jesse Ruiz wrote in a letter to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday. "Regrettably that is not the case."
The district's decision means negotiations will continue to replace a deal that expires June 30.
$1.1 billion ion debt and no end in sight - Start making contingency plans now.
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