September 10, 2020

Joint Statement From The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Secondary School System And The Association Of Catholic Teachers, Local 1776

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.



Contact: Kenneth A. Gavin
Chief Communications Officer
215-587-3747 (office)