CPS Seeking Order To Stop 1-Day Teachers StrikeAttorneys for CPS filed a motion with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, seeking an injunction that would block any potential strike, saying the union’s previous one-day strike in 2016 was “illegal.”
Mayor Asks Teachers' Union To Back Off Possible One-Day StrikeNot surprisingly, the mayor said Chicago Public Schools students need more time in the classroom, not less, but the mayor did not lash out at the teachers’ union for suggesting a possible one-day strike on May 1.
Cash-Strapped CPS To Impose 4 Unpaid Furlough Days For All EmployeesFacing a $215 million hole in the budget for the current school year, the Chicago Public Schools have announced all employees will be forced to take four unpaid furlough days this spring.
School Board To Vote On Revised CPS Budget, Even With $215M HoleDespite a massive budget hole and no apparent way to fill it, the Chicago Board of Education was set to vote Wednesday on an operating budget for the Chicago Public Schools for the current school year.
Uncertainties Arise After CTU's Contract Deal With CPS The head of the Chicago Teachers Union said she is satisfied with the contract deal worked out with Public School system. But, she said there are still some uncertainties.
CPS Teachers To Begin Two-Day Vote On Tentative ContractTeachers would get no raises in the first two years, but would get 4.5 percent cost-of-living increases beginning in 2018. They also would get more prep time.
Everyone Wins, Everyone Loses In CTU-CPS Tentative AgreementIt took 18 months for all three players to reach a tentative agreement, and according to labor expert Bob Bruno, everyone walks away with a win and a loss.
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.
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.