Catholic Teachers Return to Class After Two-Week Strike

Association of Catholic Teachers Union LogoTuesday was the first day of class in two weeks for some Catholic students in the Philadelphia area. The Association of Catholic Teachers Local 1776,  negotiated for several months, went on a two-week strike and finally reached an agreement on Sunday night.

With 17 schools and 16,500 students in the area, the strike affected a large part of the high school population.

“Our teachers could not be happier to head back into the classrooms,” Rita Schwartz said, union president. “We have been waiting a long time for this day, and we are relieved that it’s finally here. Now it’s time to get back to the real work which is educating our students.”

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