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Chicago Teachers’ Strike

CTU President Karen Lewis; Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

On Strike Anniversary, Mayor Offers Olive Branch To Teachers Union Boss

“When Karen was ill, I sent her a note to say ‘I wish you well. I wish you a happy, healthy new year as well,’ and that I look forward to – when she feels better – to actually have a good conversation,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.

09/11/2013

Karen Lewis Votes

Chicago Teachers Vote To Ratify Deal With CPS

The Chicago Teachers Union announced late Wednesday that teachers have voted to ratify a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Teachers Set To Vote On Contract

As teachers in southwest suburban Evergreen Park begin a strike, teachers in the Chicago Public Schools are ready to vote on the new contract that ended their strike last month.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

CPS Elementary School Classroom

CPS Students To Lose Days Off To Make Up For Teachers’ Strike

Chicago Public Schools students who missed seven days of classes because of the teachers strike will be making up those days.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools’ Bond Rating Downgraded Again

One of the nation’s bond rating agencies is out with another warning about the Chicago Public Schools system’s financial future.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

A television ad funded by Education Reform Now features Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussing why the tentative contract with the Chicago Teachers Union is a good deal for students and parents. (Credit: Education Reform Now)

Emanuel’s TV Ads On Teachers’ Contract Make Bill Daley Change The Channel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received mixed reviews from two high-profile Chicago politicians for recent TV ads featuring the mayor commenting on the new contract for Chicago Public Schools teachers.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

Bill Daley At The Inauguration

Bill Daley: With Teachers’ Strike Over, Better Focus On Education Is Needed

A stage full of politicians, teachers, public officials and nonprofit leaders says the big battle lies ahead, even though the Chicago teachers’ strike has been settled.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the Chicago teachers' strike at City Hall, following a City Council meeting on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Set To Shift Focus To Police, Fire, Transit Union Contracts

With the two-week trauma of the Chicago teachers’ strike now behind him, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned his attention to other labor challenges ahead. Police officers, firefighters, and transit workers are all either in contract talks, or getting ready to start negotiations.

CBS 2–09/20/2012

A television ad funded by Education Reform Now features Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussing why the tentative contract with the Chicago Teachers Union is a good deal for students and parents. (Credit: Education Reform Now)

Teachers’ Strike Over, But Both Sides Still Working To Spin The Dispute

About 357,000 Chicago kids were back in their classrooms Wednesday. So were their teachers. But the shock waves from the nine-day teachers’ strike were still being felt, and not only in Chicago.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

Alfaro Family

Back To Old Routine For 357,000 CPS Students

It was back to the old routine for 357,000 Chicago Public Schools students and their parents Wednesday morning, with the teachers’ strike that kept them out of school for seven days now over.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

What Will New Teacher Contract Cost The City?

Now that the teachers’ contract is settled, the big question is how Chicago plans to pay for it.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

School Resumes

Students Return To School With Teachers’ Strike Over

Chicago Public Schools students were back in class after seven missed days Wednesday, as the teachers’ strike has come to an end.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Rahm Can’t Provoke Cops And Firefighters Like He Did Teachers

If there ever were one, this is an “ouch” time in Chicago, being on pins and needles about the teachers and the mayor.

CBS 2–09/18/2012

Allen and Toni Packer, and their daughter Cyani Mayzure. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Parents Elated To See Teachers’ Strike Over

If you heard cheering around the city at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, it was probably the sound of hundreds of thousands of parents and their kids hailing the end of the teachers’ strike.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

Teachers Union Ends Strike, Classes To Resume Tomorrow

Chicago Public School students will be back in class tomorrow, after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike this afternoon.

09/18/2012

Bishop Trotter's granddaughter is tied to a cross. (CBS)

Minister ‘Crucifies’ Granddaughter Over Teachers’ Strike

A Southeast Side minister went to dramatic lengths today to show his frustration with the Chicago teachers’strike.

09/18/2012

Teachers' Strike

Union Delegates Meet To Decide Whether To End Teachers’ Strike

Parents and students in the Chicago Public Schools system are in the midst of another anxious day of waiting Tuesday, as the strike continues into its seventh school day — and its ninth overall.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Lloyd Bond Charter School

Some Parents Sending Kids To Charter Schools Due To Teachers’ Strike

Public school parents frustrated by the length of the Chicago teachers’ strike are looking for other educational options, and the city’s charter schools have reported a record number of calls.

CBS 2–09/17/2012

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

Alternate Sites For Kids Still Open As Teachers’ Strike Continues

As the Chicago teachers’ strike entered its sixth school day, the hundreds of school buildings, libraries, non-profits and other sites providing alternate activities for students were open again to provide children a safe haven while school is out.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2012

The teachers' strike is on its second day and will likely to go into a third, according to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Salary is far from the only issue on teachers' minds. Other issues include quality of the classroom, job security, and teacher evaluations. Find out more here. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

What’s In The Tentative Agreement For Chicago Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union both have provided their own separate summaries of the tentative contract agreement being weighed by union delegates.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2012

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