Chicago Teachers’ Strike

Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale (Credit: CBS)

Vitale: ‘Unconscionable’ To Continue Teachers’ Strike After Tentative Deal

Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale said Monday morning it’s “unconscionable” that Chicago Public Schools students are being kept out of class for a 6th day, due to the teachers’ strike, despite a tentative agreement between negotiators for CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union.

09/17/2012

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket outside of Marshall High School on the third day of a teachers' strike on September 12, 2012. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Holds Off On City’s Request To Halt Teachers’ Strike

A Cook County judge will not immediately consider the Chicago Public Schools’ request for an injunction halting the teachers’ strike, spurning the city’s effort to get schools open again by Tuesday.

09/16/2012

Teacher Rally

Teachers Hold Massive Rally, Prepare For Vote On Whether To End Strike

Chicago Teachers Union delegates are expected to meet Sunday afternoon and could decide whether to end a strike that kept students out of classes last week.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Teachers marched down Michigan Avenue, taking aim at the use of TIF money for non-educational purposes. Things seemed more optimistic for the teachers' strike Thursday, a deal close to being struck. Though school won't come back on Friday, it seems likely there will be classes come Monday. Find out more here. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Senator Calls Chicago Teachers ‘Thugs’

As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a fifth day, a U.S. senator called the teachers “thugs.”

09/14/2012

Chicago Sun-Times

Boston Teachers Slam Emanuel In Full-Page Sun-Times Ad

The Boston Teachers Union has taken out a full-page ad in the Friday Chicago Sun-Times, chiding Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what it calls mischaracterizations, when the mayor used their settlement to make a case against Chicago teachers.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Teachers Strike: Day 5

‘Framework’ For Teachers’ Contract In Place, School Likely Monday

Negotiators working to end the five-day Chicago teachers’ strike say they have a “framework” for a contract and expect school to resume on Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters crowd into Congress Plaza, along Michigan Avenue, during the fourth day of the teachers' strike on Sept. 13, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers’ March Targets Pritzker Family; Disrupts Traffic Downtown

Thousands of striking teachers and their supporters were marching down Michigan Avenue on Thursday, after rallying outside a hotel owned by the billionaire family of a Chicago Board of Education member.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Students use the computer lab at Theodore Roosevelt High School on Sept. 13, 2012, during the fourth day of a teachers' strike, to work on essays for college applications, study for the ACT exam, and keep up on course work for their classes. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Students Doing What They Can To Keep Learning During Strike

School may be out, but some students have managed to keep learning this week by taking advantage of educational resources available.

CBS 2–09/13/2012

Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a new contract. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Analyst: Contract Dispute Has Strengthened Chicago Teachers Union

With both sides in the Chicago teachers’ strike optimistic a deal to end the walkout could be done by the end of the day, one Chicago political analyst said the Chicago Teachers Union could come out a big winner, and not just in terms of the contract they’re likely to get.

09/13/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) and other union officials were all smiles after ending another day of contract talks with Chicago Public Schools officials on the third day of the teachers' strike. Both sides called Wednesday's talks productive. (Credit: CBS)

Union: No School Friday, But Contract Talks Ongoing

Classes were canceled for a fifth straight day at Chicago public schools as the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union reportedly moved closer to a contract deal that would end a walkout by instructors.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Jaylin Johnson, 12, was reported missing after leaving Harlan Community Academy High School, one of the sites providing activities for kids during the teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

12-Year-Old Girl Missing After Visiting Strike Site

Police are looking for a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing after she left one of the sites established by the Chicago Public Schools to provide activities for students during the teachers’ strike.

09/12/2012

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket outside of Marshall High School on the third day of a teachers' strike on September 12, 2012. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Costs Adding Up For Many Parents During School Strike

The teachers’ strike has many parents hurting in their wallets as they’ve been forced to pay to put their kids in day care, since they haven’t been able to rely on having their kids in full-day schools.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

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Could Chicago Teachers’ Strike Affect Race For President?

During the past three days, coverage of the Chicago teachers’ strike and the teachers’ various rallies have made headlines across the nation, and even Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in, but could the strike actually affect the race for president? CBS 2’s Jim Williams tried to find out.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard talks with public school principals at a roundtable discussion about issues critical to contract talks in the ongoing Chicago teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Boss Brizard Denies Rumors He Has Resigned

For the first time since the teachers’ strike began, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard spoke out this afternoon, first denying a widespread rumor that he had resigned.

09/12/2012

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

Mayor Not Prepared To File Legal Challenge To Teachers’ Strike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was standing firm Wednesday on the two biggest roadblocks in the Chicago teachers’ strike–teacher evaluations and principals’ discretion over teacher hiring–but said he’s not willing to use a possible legal hammer to force an end to the strike, at least not yet.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

The Rev. Jesse Jackson met with both sides as the Chicago teachers' strike dragged into a third day. (CBS)

Jesse Jackson: No Sense Of Urgency In Teacher Talks

On Day 3 of the Chicago teachers’ strike, Rev. Jesse Jackson paid a visit to both sides and acknowledged that the city could be in for a drawn-out conflict.

09/12/2012

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

Top Slogans Seen, Heard On The Chicago Teacher Picket Lines

Here are some of the slogans heard/seen on the street, mostly taking direct aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

09/12/2012

Thousands of teachers rallied outside Dyett High School, at 555 E. 51st St., and two other public schools on Sept. 12, 2012, during the third day of a teachers' strike in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Striking Teachers Rally At 3 Public Schools

Striking teachers showed up by the thousands on Wednesday, for a trio of rallies at three Chicago Public Schools buildings.

09/12/2012

A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Striking Chicago School Teacher On Picket Line Hit By Car

A Chicago teacher was hit by a car on Wednesday while walking the picket line on the West Side.

09/12/2012

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)

Conservative Think Tank: Emanuel Should Fire All The Teachers

The president of a conservative think tank says Mayor Rahm Emanuel should “go all Ronald Reagan” and fire all the teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system if they do not end their strike.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

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