What happens when the teachers union goes on strike?

What happens when the teachers union goes on strike?

Once schools were closed, city and school district officials twice insisted that they reopen for in-person learning. Both times the union fought back, even threatening to hold a strike vote.

How are unions involved in the school system?

Unions’ role as the bargaining agents for their members allows and/or requires them to negotiate with local district school boards and administrators and results directly in the collective bargaining agreements (CBAs, or contracts) that govern district and school operations.

How is CPS dealing with the teachers union?

Both times the union fought back, even threatening to hold a strike vote. Both times, the school district blinked. Yet for much of the past year, CPS officials have insisted — and still insist — that the union cannot dictate whether schools are open or not.

Can a teacher union get control of a school board?

• After election to the school board, the experience of being on the board—and part of “management”—seems to make members somewhat less pro-union over time; as a result, the unions cannot count on gaining complete control of school boards even when they are continually successful in elections.

Once schools were closed, city and school district officials twice insisted that they reopen for in-person learning. Both times the union fought back, even threatening to hold a strike vote.

Both times the union fought back, even threatening to hold a strike vote. Both times, the school district blinked. Yet for much of the past year, CPS officials have insisted — and still insist — that the union cannot dictate whether schools are open or not.

When did Illinois Teachers Union call for schools to be closed?

But, just after the union held a press conference calling for schools to be closed in March, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker made the call that schools would be shut down statewide. Once schools were closed, city and school district officials twice insisted that they reopen for in-person learning.

What did Chicago Teachers Union do in December?

Chicago Teachers Union leaders appear outside City Hall with a list of their demands and a box of coal in December. As of Tuesday, the union has failed to reach an agreement with Chicago Public Schools on a return to in-person learning.