Chicago charter school strikers win

The 500 Chicago charter school teachers at 15 UNO/Acero charter schools reached a tentative agreement with management on December 9. The strike has been suspended.

Chris Baehrend, the chairperson of the Charter Division of the Chicago Teachers Union, said: “This is a victory for students, parents, teachers and all staff. Because we stayed united, we won smaller class sizes, sanctuary schools, a reduced school year and equal pay with district [non-charter] teachers.”

Read the union’s announcement at CTU strikers reach tentative agreement with UNO/Acero management