CTU President: Contract Talks Haven't Broken DownKaren Lewis says meetings with public school officials have been very cordial and teachers have even been willing to take a pay freeze.
CPS Won't Offer 1-Year Extension To Teachers’ ContractThursday, April 30, was the last day the cash-strapped and shaken school district could offer the extension permitted in the teachers’ current contract
Karen Lewis Endorses Emanuel Opponent For MayorChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, is seen in a video posted online Friday endorsing mayoral candidate Jesus Garcia.
Reports Of Lewis' Condition Raises Awareness About Brain TumorsA Chicago neurosurgeon says there are some warning signs to keep in mind, when trying to differentiate between a run-of-the-mill headache and something worse. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
Teachers Union President Still Considering Run Against EmanuelShe's not filed any papers or formed any formal committees. But when pressed, Karen Lewis admits that behind the scenes, there's plenty going on. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
CTU Holding Vigil Outside CPS HQ To Protest Charter SchoolsMembers of the Chicago Teachers Union and others are holding an overnight vigil outside CPS headquarters ahead of Wednesdays's Chicago Board of Education meeting at which it will consider 17 new charter schools.
CPS Boss Defends Reversal On Cold-Related School Closings, Downplays Union BacklashCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asks city officials why they back-tracked on earlier plans to keep schools open during this week's subzero temperatures.
Teachers Union Delivers Lumps Of Coal As Mayor Touts Computer CurriculumCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the continuing battle for the hearts and minds of parents.
‘We Will Not Retreat,’ Teachers Union Rep Tells PUSHThe Rev. Jesse Jackson and a Chicago Teachers Union representative said on Saturday that work will be done to fight back against the recent layoffs of more than 2,100 Chicago Public Schools employees
Chicago Teacher Layoffs Generate Outrage, SadnessSchool administrators and Mayor Emanuel continued to blame budget problems and the unsettled pension crisis in Springfield for the job cuts.
CPS Set To Lay Off More Than 2,000 EmployeesThe layoffs include 1,036 teachers, of which 545 are tenured, and 1,077 non-teachers.
Rev. Jackson: School Closings Undemocratic Opponents of Chicago school closures are vowing to fight on, but they appear to have little chance of reversing the mayor's agenda... unless a federal judge steps in, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.