The Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Association of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776, have concluded their negotiations for a new contract covering the lay teachers in the seventeen Archdiocesan high schools. The Union will hold a General Membership meeting on Friday afternoon, September 11, to vote on the contract. Both parties have agreed not to comment further until after the contract vote.
Editor’s Note: The contract negotiations pertain only to the 17 Archdiocesan high schools. There are approximately 10,400 students enrolled in these schools and approximately 500 full-time lay teachers who are members of ACT 1776.
Parish and regional Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are not affected by this process.