Cleveland Schools & Teachers Reach Agreement

(Cleveland) - After more than a year of negotiations, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Cleveland Teachers Union have reached tentative agreement on a new contract.

Both sides actually reached tentative agreement on a contract last September, just days before the CTU had scheduled a strike, but that agreement was narrowly rejected by the rank and file, sending both sides back to the negotiation table.

CTU President David Quolke says,  “We worked hard to avoid any disruption to our students’ education. We were able to bring a back contract that is good for kids and fair for educators - that our members will be proud to ratify."

CMSD CEO Eric Gordon says, “We are pleased to return to the Board with a contract that both sides of the bargaining table see as fair. I know all of us are anxious to move beyond the bargaining table and at last ratify a contract that has, at its heart, what’s best for kids and the dedicated educators that serve them.”

No details of the new contract have been made public.  No announcement has been made on when votes will take place.   Once the tentative agreement is approved by both sides, it will take effect immediately.

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Tom Moore has been a news anchor and reporter for Newsradio WTAM 1100 since 1995. He has won a number of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Press Club of Cleveland, and The Associated Press.

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