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Editorial: Chicago Teachers Union puts the squeeze on Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and taxed-out taxpayers
Oct 22, 7:27 AM: As Chicago teachers marched into Week Two of their strike Monday, Chicago Teachers Union leaders pursued their strategy of moving the goal posts. One indicator: Contract demands that started with pay now include rent >
Teacher strike at Passages Charter School in Edgewater on North Side begins Tuesday
Oct 22, 6:35 AM: A second CTU strike is set to begin Tuesday morning at charter school in Edgewater on the North Side.
No School for Chicago Students as Teacher Strike Reaches Third Day
Oct 21, 9:00 AM: Classes for more than 300,000 students in Chicago were canceled for a third straight school day on Monday, as striking teachers remained locked in a contract dispute with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third-largest >
Oinion: In Chicago Teachers Union strike, students suffer due to educators’ greed
Oct 21, 5:27 AM: Friday marked the second day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, with roughly 25,000 educators walking out and protesting, leaving at least 300,000 students stranded with no idea when they’ll see their teachers again. >
Review & Outlook: Chicago Teachers Strike Again
Oct 18, 7:54 AM: In a popular children’s book “Click, Clack, Moo,” the cows refuse to produce milk and persuade some hens to stop laying eggs until a farmer acquiesces to their demands. After he concedes, the ducks go on strike. Welcome to >
New proposals on the table, but Chicago teachers strike enters Day 2
Oct 18, 6:35 AM: Chicago teachers will forge ahead with day two of their strike after spending Thursday picketing outside schools, rallying and marching through downtown streets and, for a couple dozen, continuing to work toward a deal >
Chicago teachers are on strike. The reasons why come down to politics, time and money.
Oct 17, 7:37 AM: Teachers at Chicago Public Schools will go on strike Thursday after the Chicago Teachers Union and the city failed to settle on a new contract before the union-imposed deadline.
In Chicago, 25,000 teachers on strike and 300,000 children out of the classroom
Oct 17, 7:21 AM: Teachers in Chicago, home to the nation’s third-largest school district, went on strike Thursday, part of a broad fight to force the city to cap class sizes, hire more teacher’s assistants and nurses, and tackle an >
Chicago Teachers on Brink of Strike—and Pay Isn’t Only Demand (CER in the news)
Oct 16, 8:35 AM: The Chicago Teachers Union is poised to strike Thursday over pay and other demands, following a wave of teacher strikes that have brought raises and other benefits in recent years.
Editorial: City Hall should prepare for a teachers strike — and be ready to tough it out
Oct 16, 7:29 AM: The likelihood of a teachers strike looms heavily over Chicago, and no one wants that. But no responsible Chicagoan should want City Hall to buy labor peace at any price, either. That would be foolish at a time when our >
Op-Ed: Teachers’ money is being weaponized for partisan politics
Oct 15, 7:42 AM: I was a reluctant member of the Naperville Unit Education Association, which is the local arm of the National Education Association, a leviathan that purports to represent 3 million teachers. For decades, I paid dues to a >
CPS reschedules football games to preserve teams’ state playoff chances if teachers strike
Oct 15, 6:54 AM: Chicago Public Schools has rescheduled some high school football games to preserve the playoff chances of its teams should a teachers strike occur this week, but depending on the duration of the work stoppage, the Illinois >
CPS teachers out-earn many in other districts, but union says pay not the whole picture and numbers can be misleading
Oct 11, 7:47 AM: In their push for a new contract with reduced class sizes and more support staff, Chicago teachers have twice rejected pay raise proposals from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, keeping the dispute over wages alive in an attempt to >
Another strike in Chicago? Teachers at Passages charter school set walkout deadline
Oct 11, 7:33 AM: The more than two dozen educators at Passages Elementary School in Edgewater announced Thursday morning that they would walk out Oct. 22 if a deal wasn’t reached with the charter operator that runs the school. >
CPS teachers want an affordable housing provision in their contract. It’s among the new topics starting to land on bargaining tables.
Oct 10, 7:14 AM: A new topic has landed on the bargaining table as the Chicago Teachers Union hammers out a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools: affordable housing.
Commentary: 3 reasons to support CTU’s contract demands
Oct 10, 5:38 AM: As the city gears up for possible strikes by the Chicago Teachers Union (and other unions) if negotiations with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Public Schools break down, we want to highlight three areas of research >
CPS teachers union holding up contract talks over affordable housing policy, Mayor Lightfoot says
Oct 9, 7:17 AM: With the potential walkout looming, Lightfoot said the union laid out this demand rather than providing a response to what she called the city’s comprehensive contract offer. She said that Tuesday marked the 49th time that >
Chicago Public Schools apprenticeship program designed to offer students path to careers signs up first business partners
Oct 9, 5:40 AM: The first group of business partners has been finalized for a new apprenticeship program that seeks to put Chicago Public Schools students on the way to careers in manufacturing, health care or information technology. >
Editorial: Chicagoans see CTU stalling talks, trying to cut class time and dodging anti-abuse efforts. Don’t cave, Mayor Lightfoot.
Oct 8, 5:25 AM: With Oct. 17 looming for a potentially paralyzing strike at Chicago Public Schools, Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a news conference Monday with an important number posted next to her: 141. That’s how many days have passed, she >
Jeanne Allen: Make it easier to fire bad Chicago teachers
Oct 7, 8:30 AM: Tribune readers should look through the smokescreen of CTU rhetoric and focus on how the union deals with these real problems in the classroom.



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