SEATTLE — Teachers across the country will not be going home early on Monday for a few days.
The union has agreed to a tentative contract that includes no sick days, which means no overtime pay for workers on strike.
The strike will be limited to the U.S. East Coast, and it will begin at 5 p.m. local time (12 p.n.
Eastern time) Monday.
Teacher unions are in the midst of a two-week strike.
The largest strike, the one that began Dec. 1, has drawn the ire of the White House and Congress.
Chamber of Commerce and other business groups have criticized the strikes as unfair, and they have called for an end to pay cuts and other concessions the union has offered.
Teachers have argued the cuts have hurt their ability to teach.
But the UAW has said the union is trying to impose a one-size-fits-all curriculum.
Teacher and other union members have also criticized the White Houses approach to education and other issues, and the White house has said its approach is aimed at providing a better education for students.
Teaching is not an easy job.
More than one-third of teachers are non-unionized, according to a 2014 National Center for Education Statistics report.
They are mostly black, Latino and white.
Teach for America, a group run by former White House aides that advocates for public education, has criticized teachers unions for trying to force teachers to take pay cuts, which it says would hurt students and teachers’ ability to provide quality education.
Teens are also frustrated that their union is being asked to negotiate concessions that are not needed to meet the demands of the teachers union.