Chicago teachers go on strike
8 months, 1 week ago
The Chicago school board’s last offer included a three percent raise the first year and two percent raises the next three years
From suntimes.com: Chicago Teachers Union members will go on strike Monday morning after talks failed to yield a new contract, the head of the union announced late Sunday.
“In the morning, no CTU member will be inside our schools,” Karen Lewis said at 10 p.m. “Please seek alternative care for your children. ...
“We have failed to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike.”
Lewis said progress was made, but no deal was hammered out during talks on Sunday. That set the stage for a teachers strike at midnight — and no classes Monday morning, the first chance the teachers had to strike after announcing strike plans 10 days ago.