Together we achieved a victory after 17 months of negotiations and a seven-day strike. Per our agreement with Chicago Public Schools, all bus aides will receive their $250 payment agreed-upon in the final day of bargaining.
The payment will come as a separate check (or a separate direct deposit). It is non-pensionable and taxed at the supplemental rate.
The newly ratified contract includes the following specific benefits and changes for bus aides:
- 17-27% wage increases based on years of service
- 13 paid days off (sick time and personal days)
- Equitable and fair assignment of hours based on seniority and evaluations
- Longevity pay
When we fight, we win!