The countdown continues for a potential teacher strike, but both sides are using words like “hopeful” and “optimistic” to describe the state of the negotiations as it stands now.
In the wide wide world of whoppers, the big big fibs of politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has just gone way way over the top – telling us he’s leaving the Democratic National Convention early to come home to host a party, because President Barack has asked him to host it, for some Democrats in Chicago to watch the convention on TV.
Parents of kids at Chicago Public Schools have a huge stake in teacher contract talks, but no spot at the bargaining table; if there’s a strike, they’re left to wonder, “What will I do with my kids?”
As he prepares to take the national spotlight this week at the Democratic National Convention with a possible teachers strike looming in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s confident the Chicago Public Schools and teachers will be able to set aside their differences and reach a fair contract agreement.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be spending a lot less time at the Democratic National Convention than he’d originally planned.
With a strike deadline now a week away, thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters gathered in Daley Plaza on Monday to take their case for a new contract to the public.
A strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers could be just days away, after the Chicago Teachers Union filed a 10-day strike notice amid a continuing contract stalemate.
The Chicago Teachers Union apparently is ready to strike.
Chicago Public School officials have unveiled their budget plan for next school year, seeking to fill a $665 million deficit with a property tax hike, personnel cuts and some one-time revenue.
Hundreds of employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center have begun a three-day strike, demanding a contract after unionizing more than two years ago.
The Chicago Firefighters Union has been using heated language to describe ongoing contract talks with the Emanuel Administration, but the mayor stressed Wednesday that firefighters are not “immune from change and reform.”
About 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers rallied downtown Wednesday afternoon, before shutting down a stretch of Michigan Avenue to take their contract demands directly to CPS headquarters in the Loop.
A day after they rallied in Chicago’s Loop, union janitors took their strike threat to the suburbs, where they staged a large and noisy demonstration for their cause.
The Chicago Teacher’s Union said Thursday that contract talks with the Emanuel administration are “cordial,” but the union is also planning for the possibility of a strike.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Brent Seabrook could be close to a deal that would keep the defenseman in a Blackhawks sweater for a while.