Chicago Teachers Accuse CPS Of Dragging Out Negotiations

Steve Miller
July 11, 2019 - 7:40 pm

CTU President Jesse Sharkey talks with reporters. (WBBM Newsradio)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago Teachers Union says its bargaining session with the Chicago Public Schools on Thursday was disappointing, with "no meaningful proposals" offered by CPS on some key issues.

"We had no offers on anything of substance for the contract,” CTU President Jesse Sharkey said.

"We had nothing in writing. On our key demands we had nothing. We saw no proposals about social workers in our buildings. We saw nothing on having a nurse in every school every day. We saw nothing about lowering class sizes or any of our other key demands."

School is set to start in about eight weeks.

A spokeswoman for Mayor Lightfoot says in a statement: "We look forward to resolving all outstanding issues as expeditiously as possible and well before the start of the new school year."