Union representing CPS support staff overwhelmingly approves strike authorization

Jul 16, 2019 by

Working without a contract for a year, 97% of CPS’ custodians, bus aides, security officers and special education classroom assistants voted to authorize a strike.

More than 7,000 support staff employees of Chicago Public Schools could be walking the picket line come October after a strike authorization vote passed with flying colors over the weekend.

Ninety-seven percent of CPS’ custodians, bus aides, security officers and special education classroom assistants voted to authorize a strike on Saturday, according to SEIU Local 73, the union that represents them.

The union says the employees have been working without a contract for more than a year. The earliest that a potential strike would take place would be in October.

Source: Union representing CPS support staff overwhelmingly approves strike authorization – Chicago Sun-Times

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