Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Vice President Jesse Sharkey reminded the House of our contract objectives: 1) fair compensation, 2) a better school day, and 3) job security. We all know that there are an abundance of concerns, including class size, charter expansion, school closings, woefully inadequate staff to student ratios amongst clinicians, and a lack of air conditioning, playgrounds and libraries. While the new contract won’t be able to resolve all of these issues, we currently have a framework that the leadership believes will reflect our bottom-line concerns and demands.
— A strike update from the leadership of of the Chicago Teachers Union published today.