The 41-day agreement contains details on everything from salary increases to class size restrictions. CTU delegates approved the interim agreement on Wednesday, but did not immediately end the strike and asked Mayor Lori Lightfoot to charge compensation to every school day lost. Lightfoot refused to catch up every 11 days, and after a nearly two-hour meeting with CTU President Jesse Sharkey on Thursday, he decided to make up for five lost days and end the strike. The union also stated that the strict cap on class size was “automatically triggered” in the preliminary agreement – meaning that whenever a class exceeds the limit of a specified amount (different by grade), that class would automatically be referred to the joint committee, with discharge required by the contract. CHICAGO, November 15, 2019 – Members of the Chicago Teachers` Union voted today to pass the interim agreement they secured after their historic 11-day strike. You can see the provisional agreement obtained by Chalkbeat here. The Chicago Union of Strippers said teachers would vote on the interim agreement on November 14 and 15. If the contract is ratified by the union, it would have to be approved by the Chicago Board of Education. The negotiations reached a dramatic climax on Wednesday night at a lively, multi-hour meeting of the 700-member board of directors of the 700-member Chicago Union of Teachers. Delegates voted by a majority of 60 to 40 percent in favor of a provisional agreement with the town hall, but to continue to strike on Thursday, until the mayor agrees to make up for lost time, essentially, as the mayor said, and pay them for the days they put on strike. CHICAGO (CBS) — Teachers in more than 500 chicago schools will then vote on ratifying a five-year tentative agreement reached last week with Chicago Public Schools. Lightfoot accused the union of “moving the posts out of the door.” Following an interim agreement, the union wanted an agreement on a return to work that would have allowed teachers to make up for all the days lost for the strike – which was common in previous agreements to end the strikes.
After ten days of strikes and months of negotiations with the city, the Chicago Teachers` Union has tabled an interim contract tonight in the 700-member Chamber of Deputies. After a heated debate, delegates voted 364 to 242 in favour of the agreement as long as the city allows members to make up for their missed workdays.