The Chicago Tribune reports this morning that both the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Teachers
Union are set to reject contract recommendations that an independent fact finder
will issue later this week. The recommendations were scheduled for release today, but the Tribune and other sources report these findings will now be released Wednesday.
The main sticking point is how much of a raise teachers will get. CTU originally pushed for a 29 percent raise over the next two years, citing the city's implementation of a longer, seven-hour school day. However, CPS is against such a raise.
Looming over contract negotiations is the very real threat of a strike: 90 percent of CTU members voted in June to allow for a strike if talks break down.