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Updated August 26, 2019
Chicago teachers union rejects neutral fact-finder’s report, setting countdown to strike
The action starts a countdown toward a Sept. 26 strike, the earliest possible date teachers could legally walk out.
Updated 23 hours ago
City and teachers union continue to exchange barbs ahead of strike authorization vote
As contract negotiations between Chicago’s new mayor and the teachers union continue, we will update this tracker.
negotiating the negotiations
July 1, 2019
On first day without a contract, Chicago Teachers Union turns up volume
Teachers union officials have gotten louder and more aggressive in threatening a strike in the fall unless negotiations move forward.
June 25, 2019
Teachers organize pay protest at training conference for education employees
At least 60 teachers in bright red shirts confronted Indiana school administrators outside of a conference to demand higher pay and greater funding for public schools.
at the bargaining table
June 21, 2019
With contract about to expire, Newark Teachers Union says new deal with district is ‘very close’
The Newark Teachers Union and the district are negotiating a new contract to replace one that expires this month. Teacher raises and merit pay could be on the line.
March 11, 2019
Chicago could see its third teachers strike this school year
Another teachers strike could be brewing in Chicago, this time at a contract arts school on the city’s West Side.
February 26, 2019
How should school boards map out negotiating strategy? Colorado bill would allow them to meet privately.
Backers say a Colorado bill allowing private strategy sessions would close a loophole handicapping school boards when bargaining employee contracts.
chalkbeat cheat sheet
January 30, 2019
Denver teachers are on the brink of a strike. Here’s how we got here and what could be next.
The strike would be an attempt to pressure the district into giving the union what it wants — a new pay structure and more money for teacher salaries.
January 25, 2019
Negotiations poised to resume as Denver teachers plead with district to raise pay
Negotiations could resume as the district and the teachers union await a decision on state intervention in a potential Denver strike.
it's a deal
October 11, 2018
United Federation of Teachers, New York City officials agree to a new 2019-2022 contract
New York City’s educators have a new contract that provides extra pay to teachers who work in hard-to-staff schools, tweaks teacher evaluations, and…
draining the pool
June 14, 2018
New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve could get pricier as teachers collect raises, bonuses
The controversial Absent Teacher Reserve is set to become even more expensive for New York City as educators in the pool build years…
Let’s make a deal
April 10, 2018
What’s on the table as New York City and the teachers union negotiate a new contract
The clock is ticking on the city’s contract with the United Federation of Teachers, the largest local union in the country representing more…
August 26, 2014
De Blasio moves to settle school safety agents' pay discrimination lawsuit
Safety agents who work in schools across the city will soon receive raises, as the de Blasio administration moves to settle two labor issues at once.
June 4, 2014
Teachers: Did you vote yes or no on the contract?
More than 77 percent of members voted to ratify the contract it negotiated a month ago with the city. Teachers, we'd love to know more about why you voted the way you did.
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