CHICAGO--Chicago Public Schools' non-union staffers will have to start paying their own pension contributions.
The new boss of CPS made the announcement in a letter to workers Wednesday.
About 2,100 staffers currently chip in 2% of their pay for pensions. The school system picks up another 7%.
CEO Forrest Claypool says the pickup will be phased out over the next three years and the employees will pay the full 9%.
The change doesn't affect teachers, but the head of the Chicago Teachers Union says, if Claypool tries to cut teachers' pension pickup, they're ready to strike.