CHICAGO (CBS) — Saying that there is no trust between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education, the union filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state of Illinois Wednesday.
The complaint, filed with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, charged that the Board of Education has engaged in bad-faith bargaining, has reached no agreements of substance in talks dating back to mid-November, refuses to commit itself to mediation prescribed by law in the event of an impasse and is intent on disrupting the 2015-16 school year.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Happening Across Chicago
The complaint seeks an order forcing the board into mediation.
“We are insulted by their refusal to extend the contract with a 3 percent raise,” she said. “We are beyond insulted by the board’s move to decrease our pay by 7 percent.”