CPS Parents, Students Pleased As Tentative Deal Averts StrikeChicago Public Schools parents breathed a sigh of relief – and perhaps let out a few sleep-deprived yawns – after the district reached a tentative contract agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union at the 11th hour before a threatened strike Monday night.
Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Deal With CPSKaren Lewis said she was optimistic, during a media briefing at 10 p.m. Monday, two hours away from a deadline to declare a strike if no deal is reached.
With Clock Ticking, Chicago Parents Brace For Another Teachers StrikeParents within the Chicago Public Schools system waited to see if there is a repeat Tuesday of the 2012 strike. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
As Strike Deadline Nears, CPS And Teachers Continue Last Ditch TalksThe looming threat of a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued Monday, and if an agreement isn't reached with the Chicago Public Schools isn’t reached by the end of the day, teachers have vowed to walk off the job Tuesday.
Parents, Elected Officials Want Mayor To Use TIF Money To Avert Teachers' StrikeSarah Ma, a parent and local school council member at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, pleaded with the mayor’s office to support an ordinance that would require uncommitted tax increment financing money to go back to CPS in times of financial distress.
Gearing Up For Strike, CPS Teachers Rally For More School FundingJust days before a possible strike, many teachers, students, and parents took part in “walk-ins” at several Chicago Public Schools, calling for more money for neighborhood schools.
Chicago Teachers Union Votes To Approve StrikeChicago Public Schools teachers have voted overwhelmingly to approve a strike, and could walk off the job as early as Oct. 11, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday.
Chicago Teachers Union Begins New Strike Authorization VoteAfter going more than a year without a contract, Chicago Public Schools teachers were set to vote again Wednesday on whether or not to go on strike.
CTU To Vote On Strike This Month By Signing PetitionsStrike preparation workshops for teachers are taking place next week.
Potential Teachers' Strike Looms Over Start Of Classes For CPSChicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis juggled optimism and pessimism on the first day of classes for Chicago Public Schools, as she talked about the chances for a teachers’ strike later this year.
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.
Chicago Teachers Vote To Ratify Deal With CPSThe Chicago Teachers Union announced late Wednesday that teachers have voted to ratify a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools.

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