teachers union

Peter Medlin

Over 100 Kaneland School District teachers and other members of the community rallied outside of Harter Middle School on Monday

They were there supporting the Kaneland Education Association as they continue to negotiate a new contract before their current one expires at the end of the month.

They wore all red, and held up signs with slogans like “Teachers need more than apples."

Raney Good is the Kaneland Education Association’s president.

More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are on strike this week.

The biggest issue on the negotiating table has not been teacher salaries, as is common. Instead, LA teachers are worried about class sizes, which can sometimes reach 40 students per class.

 

Meanwhile, teachers in Denver, Colorado, are nearing a work stoppage of their own.