February 4, 2018

Chicago Teachers Union joins forces with charter school teachers

Portside -The Chicago Teachers Union  announced that its members had voted in favor of amalgamating with the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, which, since 2009, has organized about 1,000 educators at over 30 charter school campuses. While cooperation between unionized educators at charters and district schools in the United States is common, this is the first known case in which teachers from both types of schools have merged into a single union local. The move was approved by 70 percent of voting members, according to the CTU. In a similar vote last June, 84 percent of ChiACTS members endorsed the merger.

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