As CPS Begins New Year, Union Seeking To Restore Slashed FundingCTU has called on the city to reinstate a “head tax” on businesses, and use surplus TIF dollars to increase school funding.
Chicago Teachers Union Calls School Funding Deal A Reverse Robin Hood SchemeThe Chicago Teachers Unions said the school funding plan agreement reached Thursday night is a reverse robin hood scheme.
CPS Principals Receive Budgets, Uncertainty About Funding RemainsChicago Public School principals officially learn Thursday what their schools’ budgets will be for the upcoming school year, but they may not be able to count on that money.
Charter School Educators Vote To Merge With Chicago Teachers UnionThe Chicago Alliance of Charters, Teachers and Staff (ChiACTS) has voted to merge with the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU).
Chicago Teachers Union Votes "No Confidence" In CPS Boss ClaypoolBy a 99-1 margin, the Chicago Teachers Union has voted a symbolic “no confidence” in Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool.
Teachers, Immigrants Mark International Workers' DayA number of demonstrations have been planned for May Day in Chicago, to celebrate worker and immigrant rights.
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.