Oct 7, 2019

With a possible teachers’ strike only 10 days away, Mayor Lori Lightfoot accused the Chicago Teachers Union of not providing the Chicago Public Schools with a detailed contract proposal to counter the offers the district has made over the last several months.

“I’m concerned that CTU leadership is not exhibiting the sense of urgency needed to move these negotiations forward in a substantive way to avoid a strike, to advance our shared mission of serving Chicago’s youth,” Lightfoot said Monday morning at City Hall.

They mayor said her administration has presented several lengthy contract offers to the union, but hasn’t received a comprehensive counter-proposal since she took office 141 days ago. She also claimed the union has not moved on most of its key bargaining positions in nine months.