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Posted on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 1:21 p.m.

New contract gives Chelsea teachers 2 percent raise

By Cindy Heflin

Teachers in the Chelsea School District will get a 2 percent raise under a new two-year contract the school board and the district’s teachers union have approved, Chelsea Update reported.

The Chelsea school board approved the contract Monday night, while teachers approved it Sept. 7, the news website reported. The contract includes higher contributions for health insurance coverage from both teachers and the district.

Teachers have been without a contract since July 1.



Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 9:18 p.m.

Years ago, Engler and others made it illegal for teachers to strike. Since then, I think there might have been a few "sick-outs" but no outright strikes. I still don't get how it's legal to ban strikes. Not that I yearn for teacher strikes, but teachers have been getting deuced on ever since. The MEA is also a bit wimpy of late. There was talk of collective action before the last school year, but either teachers wimped out or the union administration did.


Wed, Sep 12, 2012 : 3:59 p.m.

Same reason police can't strike. They are public servants and should never have been unionized in the first place...............


Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 8:36 p.m.

Chicago teachers striking over a 16% offer, Chelsea teachers must not belong to the same union.


Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 9:43 p.m.

Chicago teachers are strong enough to demand a decent contract and advocate for their students. Chelsea teachers don't have the same leverage. I'd be surprised if they didn't give up a lot more than they got.