CPS Budget to Be Considered as Teachers Union and Mayor Battle

August 24, 2011  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — As the Chicago Board of Education prepares to approve a 2011-12 budget Wednesday, school officials and the teachers union are battling publicly over related issues of withdrawn raises and the mayor’s push for a longer school day.  On Tuesday, after negotiations over the rescinded 4 percent across-the-board teacher raises hit a snag, union delegates met to discuss their next steps. Union leaders had suggested that delegates could vote to terminate the current contract, opening the door for a possible strike, but no action was taken.

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