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The action was not sanctioned by the district’s teachers union.
Ratification votes for the tentative agreement begin Monday evening and will last until Thursday afternoon.
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The Philadelphia district and the teachers union moved closer to a contract agreement, just hours after the union’s president told members “we are on the brink of a strike vote.”
Major gaps remain on vaccination timelines, the amount of surveillance testing of school staff, and which educators should get accommodations.
If talks fall short, the union’s leadership plans to call a strike authorization vote Tuesday afternoon.
Calling for a strike ratchets up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to delay the scheduled return to in-person instruction on Sept. 10.
The event marked the first unified show of force as teachers and their unions continue to play an increasingly vocal role in the debate over when and how schools should reopen.
This marks the first time a national teachers union has explicitly endorsed teachers strikes as a tactic, as educators continue to raise concerns about school reopening plans.
As virus counts rise and teacher anxiety spikes, a new wave of teacher activism could be on the horizon.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that her offer to teachers will make them among the highest-paid educators in the country. How do teacher salaries compare with others?
Teachers at Passages Elementary charter voted unanimously to authorize a strike, which could become Chicago's fourth charter teacher walkout in less than a year.
Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows.
A new teachers coalition called TN Teachers United has formed to organize around fighting for school funding and teacher pay and against over-testing, vouchers and charter expansion. TN Teachers United is mostly using social media to gauge support.
In four states where teachers walked out of their classrooms last year, education spending is up, helping to make up for deep cuts in the wake of the Great Recession.
The tentative ProComp agreement in Denver allows teachers to get raises several ways, increases base pay, and reduces the value of bonuses.
Facing a stalemate at the bargaining table with the management of four Chicago International Charter Schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday staged an act of “civil disobedience” by blocking entrances and elevators in a prominent Loop high-rise. The building, at 1 N. Wacker, is home to the London-based