Cleveland Teachers Union & CMSD reach tentative agreement, avert strike

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Teachers Union and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement. 

According to a press release, the district and the union reached the agreement at about 5 a.m. Tuesday after 21 straight hours of bargaining.

“We worked hard to avoid any disruption to our students’ education.  We were able to bring back a contract that is good for kids and fair for educators - that our members will be proud to ratify.  We listened to the concerns of our members and Cleveland parents through conversations and surveys and made sure those issues were at the forefront of our talks,” said CTU President David Quolke.

“We are pleased to take a contract to the board that both sides sees as fair,” said CMSD CEO Eric Gordon.  “And now, we must work beyond the bargaining table to breathe life into a contract that has, at its heart, what’s best for kids.”

The union had issued a notice of its intent to strike beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. The agreement means the strike will be averted.

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