The five-day Chicago teachers union strike may have reached an end, according to a Washington Post report that said both sides reached a “tentative agreement” Friday afternoon.
“Tweaks are being made to the final proposal but we have a tentative agreement,” a source “close to the negotiations” said.
The agreement would still need to be ratified by the union, which convenes on Sunday. The Chicago Teachers Union is planning a “solidarity strike” for Saturday in the city’s Union Park.
The details of the Friday’s agreement have yet to be released, but a poposed deal reported earlier this week included provisions that “teacher raises would be structured differently, as requested by the union; evaluations of tenured teachers during the first year could not result in dismissal; later evaluations could be appealed; and health insurance rates would hold steady if the union agreed to take part in a wellness program.”
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