Congratulations to teachers at Chicago International, the city's largest chain of privately-managed charter schools.
Teachers at three Chicago charter schools have ratified a labor contract with education management group Civitas—ending months of negotiations and finalizing the city's first teachers union contract for charters. The vote was 87 to 8 in favor of ratification. The deal was signed this morning by all parties. (Catalyst Notebook)Civitas had tried to block teachers from winning collective bargaining rights by claiming that since they were a private, for-profit company, teachers under their management were no longer public employees.