Passages Charter School strike avoided

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Passages Elementary School
Passages Elementary School.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Union leaders say the teachers have reached a tentative deal with management to avoid a strike.

Unless an agreement had been reached, this would have been the first strike of a charter operator in U.S. history.

Teachers said they won major concessions from management, including the promise of higher wages. There has been no comment yet from management.

There will be a vote on the tentative agreement in the coming weeks.

Passages Charter School serves about 500 students.