Labor Beat: Teachers OK strike at Passages Charter

Monday, May 8, 2017
Larry Duncan
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Labor Beat: Teachers OK Strike at Passages Charter

Teachers at one of Chicago’s oldest charter schools have voted 100% in favor of authorizing a strike, if Passages Charter School makes it necessary to do just that. ChiACTS Local 4343 announced the vote of 43 Yes, 0 No at a May 4, 2017 rally in front of the school. Charter school unionization and faculty militancy has been increasing in the last year or so, with overwhelming pro-strike votes at Chicago charters UNO and ASPIRA more recently, the latter two votes convincing management to agree to a contract, thus averting any strike at the last minute. If Passages doesn’t see the slogan writing on the wall, this would become the first strike in charter school history nationally. Chicago is taking a lead in charter school unionization, complicating things for Education Secretary Betsy DeVoss’ school privatization/profit dreams.


Mentioned by one of the teachers. Further information on health benefits not abvailable at this time. 

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