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Philadelphia Catholic School Teachers Negotiate New Contract With Archdiocese

Neither side would disclose the terms of the contract until the union votes on it.


(Rita Schwartz, president of ACT, following today's contract vote.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Teachers Approve Contract, Ending Philadelphia Catholic High Schools Strike

“Our teachers went out because they felt their job security was jeopardized,” said Rita Schwartz, president of the Association of Catholic Teachers (“ACT”), who added that the strike “was never about money.”


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Philadelphia Area Catholic High Schools Closed As Negotiations Drag On

A spokeswoman for the archdiocese described the latest talks as “productive,” with the two sides exchanging proposals at an undisclosed location.


(Members of the Association of Catholic Teachers were walking a picket line this morning outside Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Talks Resume In Philadelphia Area Catholic School Teachers’ Strike

Seven hundred lay teachers at 17 area Catholic high schools have been on strike since last Tuesday.


(Members of the Association of Catholic Teachers ["ACT"] picket outside Archdiocese headquarters in center city Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Back To Bargaining Table For Striking Philadelphia Catholic School Teachers

The issue for teachers is job security.


(Mary Rochford, superintendent of schools, and Richard McCarron, secretary of the Office of Catholic Education, meet with reporters at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Archdiocesan Officials Say They Are Ready For School, Even Without Lay Teachers

Dr. Richard McCarron says they are “willing and ready” to resume negotiations with the teachers’ union.


(Catholic school teachers, some with picket signs, leave the Sheet Metal Workers Hall on Columbus Boulevard after voting to go on strike.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Lay Teachers Go On Strike Against Archdiocesan High Schools

Lay teachers at Catholic high schools across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia voted Tuesday afternoon to go on strike as of the first day of scheduled classes, Wednesday morning.


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Union Talks Continue As Possible Strike Looms For Philadelphia’s Catholic High Schools

Contract talks continue between the Association of Catholic Teachers and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, as the two sides try to come together to avoid a strike at the city’s Catholic High Schools.


(Catholic school teachers rally today near 17th and Race Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Catholic Schoolteachers In Philadelphia Call For Contract Mediation

Negotiators say the teachers and archdiocese are still far apart on work rule issues and they’ve barely begun to talk money.