But CPS and Chicago teachers, who make up its biggest union, remain far apart at the negotiating table, with teachers planning a strike authorization vote for Wednesday,
The proposed three-year contract with the SEIU includes a “reasonable wage increase” and an assurance that no more union jobs would be outsourced, said SEIU Local 73 Vice President Taalib-Din Ziyad about Sunday’s announcement.
The deal also “keeps health care costs down and maintains fair discipline language,” Ziyad said.
But nothing in the agreement specifically makes up for scheduled wage hikes that were frozen by CPS in the last year for all its unions.
SEIU is recommending that its membership ratify the proposed deal.