CCCTU Members Vote to Accept Early Contract Agreement

Saturday, September 1, 2012 — Members of the Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600, have voted overwhelmingly to accept a tentative contract agreement with the City Colleges of Chicago.

The five-year contract provides labor peace through 2018 for faculty members and professionals. More than 72 percent of faculty members voted “yes”, and more than 80 percent of professionals voted “yes”. Union leaders say they are thrilled to have negotiated a fair contract that members support.

“This agreement represents what’s best for not only the faculty and professionals; it’s what’s best for the students and the taxpayers,” said Perry Buckley, President of the Cook County College Teachers Union.

The CCCTU appreciates the efforts of the City Colleges negotiating team along with Jorge Ramirez, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor. Ramirez was instrumental in bringing the two sides together to reach this agreement.

The City Colleges Board must now vote on the contract agreement. Until it has been approved, the CCCTU will not release any further details about the contract.

The Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600, represents over 5000 members in 14 community colleges in Cook County, including the seven City Colleges of Chicago. We represent faculty members, professional employees, classified employees, retirees, security officers, and adjuncts within our local.

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