Chicago Teachers Union strike

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Year Days Salary Adjustment Relevant Factors
1969 2 $100/month/teacher
(a 13% raise for new teachers)
725 New Teachers hired
1971 4 8% raise 600 new teachers hired
1973 12 2.5% raise 210 new jobs created
1975 11 7% raise Employees lose 8% in salary when board closes schools 16 days
early
1980 10 8.5% raise Boards fiscal crisis year:
4,000 teachers laid-off, later 504 teachers/ aides re-hired
1983 15 5% raise
(effective 1-1-84)
2.5% employee bonus
No new layoffs, new health cost containment program, school
year extended 9 days
1984 10 4.5% raise
(effective 12-17-84)
2.5 % employee bonus
Board medical benefit cut provokes strike, benefits restored
in settlement, health cost containment program in 2nd phase, school year
extended 5 days
1985 2 9% total raise in
2- year contract
Board’s final offer of 2% raise in
1 year contract provokes strike, Full school year, no interruptions, and
No cuts in educational programs or employee compensation.
1987 19 4% raise
2 year contract
(effective 8-5-1987)
180-day school year minimum is achieved, Major
medical insurance ($ 130,000), No extra school days.