Lewis Slams CPS For Proposing "Strike Worthy" End To Pension PickupChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Friday painted a grim picture of ongoing contract talks with the Chicago Public Schools, calling the district’s rejection of a possible one-year deal a “breach of trust.”
Students, Parents Demonstrate Against CPS Plan To Move Back Start Time At More Than 80 Schools A few dozen students and parents demonstrated at Daley Plaza - upset with the Chicago Public Schools plan to change the start time this fall at more than 80 schools.
Teachers Protest CPS Budget Cuts, LayoffsPublic school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.
CTU Plans City Hall Protest As CPS Begins 1,400 LayoffsThe union said the district’s cutbacks are counterproductive, and will lead to fewer resources for educators. The Emanuel administration has said the cuts will save $200 million for a district reeling from paying $634 million in pension obligations.
CTU: $200 Million In Cuts Will Do 'Real Damage'The Chicago Teachers Union was quick to respond to Mayor Emanuel, and to challenge the mayor's assertions about the budget.
Testing, Evaluations Focus Of Negotiations Between CPS, TeachersThe Chicago Public Schools and its teachers face two deadlines on Tuesday: their three-year contract expires at midnight, and a $634 million pension payment is due by the end of the day.
Chicago Teachers Hold March In Loop As Contract Nears EndTeachers and their supporters held a rally at the Thompson Center before moving to the streets downtown.
Teachers Union Files Unfair Labor Practices Complaint Against CPSFaced with a proposed pay cut it finds insulting, the Chicago Teachers' Union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state of Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Emanuel: Dual Taxation For Pensions 'Wrong'The Chicago Teachers Union is incensed over the city's demand that teachers accept a seven percent pay cut, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel today emphasized he's fighting a two front battle: not just over a teachers contract, but also over pension relief from Springfield.
Teachers Union: CPS Demanding "Whopping" 7 Percent Pay CutThe Chicago Teachers Union lashed out at the Emanuel administration Tuesday, accusing the mayor of "lying in wait" to raise property taxes, after demanding teachers and other union employees take a 7 percent pay cut next year.
Garcia And Lewis Talk Campaign Strategy Over LunchChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joined mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for a strategy session Thursday afternoon in Bronzeville, their first joint appearance in several weeks.
Garcia, Teachers Call For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage At CPSThe Chicago Teachers Union has stepped up the fight to increase the minimum wage in Chicago, demanding better pay for non-union workers at the Chicago Public Schools, and mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has joined their effort.