Teachers at 5 privately run Chicago schools authorize strikes as contract talks continue


Another batch of unionized teachers at privately run schools has threatened to go on strike, as the Chicago Teachers Union tries to put pressure on managers of five campuses amid ongoing contract negotiations.

CTU-affiliated staff voted to authorize strikes at at the Chicago High School for the Arts, a contract school; two schools operated by the nonprofit Instituto del Progreso Latino; as well as the Latino Youth High School and the Youth Connection Leadership Academy.

No strike dates have been set, union officials said. If walkouts took place at all of the campuses, they would halt classes for about 1,700 total students.

Compensation, benefits and staffing are primary concerns as the union tries to standardize working conditions at the city’s independently operated public schools to align more closely with those at traditional Chicago Public Schools.

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April 10, 2019 at 08:03PM

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