Chicago teachers reportedly seek a 2-year wage increase

02/17/2012 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and school district officials opened with a request by teachers for a 30% wage increase over the next two years, according to this article. The proposal reportedly also calls for a reduction in class sizes in elementary and upper grades. The negotiations come as city officials work to put into place a longer school day in all of Chicago's public schools beginning in the 2012-13 school year.

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