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The Chicago Teachers Union is “likely to strike” this fall, according to an email distributed to teachers this week advertising a daylong strike training session this weekend.

Workshops centered on “workplace tactics to stick it to the boss” and “planning and winning strikes” are on the agenda for Chicago teachers during the event, which is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. V gashi 2013 to 4 p.m. Electricity billy elliot broadway Saturday on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

The email – sent to teachers by CTU with the subject line “Sat. Electricity definition science 8/20: Prepare to strike with Labor Notes” – offers to connect teachers with other public sector unions in order to better leverage their “combined power.”

“Chicago’s issues are bigger than one workplace,” the email states. Electricity resistance questions “Our bully mayor, billionaire governor and greedy corporations in Illinois are pushing a coordinated agenda. Z gas el salvador They want to slash wages, abolish pensions, outsource jobs and gut public services.”

When asked Wednesday if the strike prep session means parents and students should prepare for a walkout this fall, CTU President Karen Lewis said that CTU “will always be prepared” to strike.

“You can’t just call a strike and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a strike.’ It doesn’t work like that. Electricity symbols and units It takes a lot of preparation, it takes a lot of organization, it takes a lot of conversations that need to happen with parents,” Lewis said.

Labor Notes, a Detroit-based union activist organization, is running Saturday’s event. B games car According to its website, it has put on similar training sessions in Denver, Indianapolis and Miami. Electricity sources in canada Listed sponsors for Saturday’s event include CTU, the United Electrical Workers, Chicago ACTS Local 4343 and more than a half-dozen other labor organizations.

“As we prepare for the strong possibility of a teachers strike this fall,” the email states, “hear from local workers (and national guests) who’ve sat in and walked out.”

Lewis says contract talks are stuck on the desire by CPS to end the pension pickup. Gas zone For three decades, the district has paid 7 percent of the 9 percent employee contribution to the teacher pension system. V gashi 2015 But a contract offered and nearly agreed to in January proposed to phase that out over two years. Gas ark Lewis says that the union will not accept any contract that reduces teachers’ take home pay.

“Seven percent is a pay cut, and we can’t do that,” Lewis said. Pictures electricity pylons “We’re not giving on any pay cuts. Electricity outage houston tx And a pension pickup will be a loss of compensation. O gastronomo buffet It is not a perk, it is not a favor, it is delayed compensation.”

But the district says it has offered raises that more than equal out whatever cut in take home pay would result from ending the pension pickup.

In addition, there are new revenue sources in this year’s budget to help close a $1 billion deficit. Electricity for refrigeration heating and air conditioning 9th edition pdf That includes $418 million in new money from the state in a deal that was supported both by Democrats in the General Assembly and Gov. Gas dryer vs electric dryer hookups Bruce Rauner; and $300 million in property taxes, as the state and city authorized new property tax levies.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday urged teachers to stop the strike rhetoric and accept a deal that was presented and almost agreed to back in January.

“I want the teachers to be part of the solution, there’s a pay raise in there for them,” Emanuel said. Electricity laws in india “One of the challenges is, the state wasn’t a partner with them. Ortega y gasset revolt of the masses The state is now a partner, the city is a partner and they have to be a partner in securing their pension which is the biggest drain on public finances.”

Back in January, Lewis and union leadership called the district’s offer “serious” and all signs pointed toward labor peace. Z gas cd juarez But the union’s big bargaining unit rejected the deal and ordered the sides back to the bargaining table. Gas smoker recipes A third party arbitrator ruled in favor of the contract that was offered. Grade 6 science electricity unit test The two sides say they continue to meet.

CPS also recently announced 500 teacher layoffs. Electricity flows through Lewis said Wednesday the move “is not happy news” but didn’t say whether it poisoned contract negotiations.

The district meanwhile says it has three times as many teaching vacancies as positions that were cut, and held a job fair Wednesday to try and fill them.

On Tuesday, word came that CPS was going to borrow $954 million for its capital budget, separate from its main operating budget. Electricity hair stand up It could be tricky because of the district’s junk bond status – it’ll likely face stiff interest costs.

A series of six CPS-lead public hearings on the district’s proposed budget began Wednesday and extend throughout the rest of the week. Bp gas prices columbus ohio The Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on that budget at its meeting next Wednesday.

August 16: The schools district and Chicago Board of Education have scheduled a public hearing downtown next week just before the board will vote on the bond proposal.

August 8: Now that Chicago Public Schools has released its budget plans for the coming year, can the district and the Chicago Teachers Union finally nail down a contract agreement?

July 20: During a City Council meeting on Wednesday, a handful of aldermen introduced a package of ordinances that the group Parents 4 Teachers hopes will increase funding to CPS and spare further budget cuts.