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Chicago charter school strikers win major victory

By staff

CTU strikers victory rally.

Chicago, IL – The 500 striking Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members at 15 UNO/Acero charter schools won a major victory in the early morning of December 9, when a tentative agreement was reached.

Chris Baehrend, the chairman of the Charter Division of the CTU stated, “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.”

CTU educators at UNO/Acero schools have been on strike since Tuesday, December 4, and have held the picket lines at their schools with parents and other supporters.

The strike was the first of a charter operator in the nation.

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