Karen Lewis says meetings with public school officials have been very cordial and teachers have even been willing to take a pay freeze.
Chicago 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.”
The 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.
Teachers and their supporters held a rally at the Thompson Center before moving to the streets downtown.
Faced 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.
The 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.
Chicago 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.
There were plenty of winners and losers after Tuesday’s election, including many who weren’t even on the ballot.
Not surprisingly, Little League International’s decision to strip Jackie Robinson West of their national title, due to violations of residency rules, has stirred up a hornet’s nest, prompting reaction from all corners.
Three months after surgery for a brain tumor forced her out of the race for mayor, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis spoke publicly for the first time about her disappointment that she won’t be taking on Mayor Rahm Emanuel next month.
Chicago 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.
A 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.
Karen Lewis will not be challenging Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election, according to a statement by Lewis’ exploratory committee.
Lewis was hospitalized Sunday after feeling “discomfort,” but the union had been tight-lipped about what is ailing the potential mayoral candidate.
Chicago Teachers Union President and potential mayoral contender Karen Lewis has spent the past two nights in the hospital after feeling discomfort and lightheaded. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports CTU representatives were quick to shoot down rumors Lewis suffered a stroke.
CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin says Lewis, 61, is being evaluated at a local hospital “after experiencing discomfort Sunday evening.” Gadlin says it is not due to a stroke, as rumors have suggested.
Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village could feature a preview of next year’s race for mayor of Chicago.
On the first day of school for CPS, Karen Lewis praised new programs or policies which led to better test scores, graduation rates and especially student safety, but claimed they were started long before Mayor Emanuel took office.
At one Chicago public high school, there was no stampede when the bell rang today and no line at the door. In fact, there were only 12 students.
Potential mayoral candidates Alderman Bob Fioretti and CTU President Karen Lewis are holding events to assess interest in a potential run.