Starting Salary $50,000 & Average Salary $75,000 + Benefits
Starting Salary $50,000 & Average Salary $75,000 + Benefits “On strike for a fair contract” says the sign from Local 1 of a Chicago teacher. So what do the union members think is fair? 1. Not an increase from 30% to 40% (10%) of mandated teacher evaluations based on student test scores. 2. Not some but ALL 1st dibs on job offerings for laid-off teachers. 3. Not a 3% pay increase for 1st year and 2% in each of next three years. 4. Not a SMALL increase in some co-payments for health benefits. What do you think is fair for taxpayers? Just to help you decide, Chicago teachers already have received total wage increases of 19% to 46% during their 2007-2012 contract depending on factors. Starting salaries are $50,000 not including benefits for a 5 3/4 hour workday for 39 weeks. What is the terrible waste of children’s minds in schools like Chicago worth?