CTU Blames CPS Crisis On Failed Leadership From Emanuel, RaunerWith Illinois lawmakers unable to reach a deal on a state budget, and the head of the Chicago Public Schools warning schools might not open in fall without state funding, the Chicago Teachers Union said the problem could be solved “if people start acting like grownups.”
CTU President Karen Lewis Labels Governor Rauner An 'ISIS Recruit'In perhaps her sharpest rhetoric yet, the head of the Chicago Teachers Union has likened Governor Bruce Rauner to a terrorist, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
After CTU Rejects Contract Offer, CPS Warns Of LayoffsA day after the Chicago Teachers Union turned down a four-year contract offer from the Chicago Public Schools, CEO Forrest Claypool warned the union it will be moving forward with a plan for layoffs.
Rauner: State Could Get Deal With Teachers If It Took Over Chicago Public SchoolsThe governor said the CTU “Big Bargaining Team” turning down a four-year contract offer from the district should serve as a wakeup call that it’s the teachers union calling the shots at CPS, not Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
CTU Bargaining Team Rejects Contract Offer From CPSA bargaining team for the Chicago Teachers Union unanimously rejected a contract offer from Chicago Public Schools Monday afternoon.
CTU Bargaining Team To Vote On "Serious Offer" From CPSA vote on Monday could pave the way for a new contract for Chicago teachers. Members of the Chicago Teachers Union bargaining team were set to vote on the latest offer from the Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Teachers Union President Backs Off Strike RhetoricChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said contract negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools have been going well, and she thinks a strike can be avoided.
Lewis: If Chicago Teachers Laid Off, "We Intend To Take To The Streets"A day after the Chicago Public Schools and its teachers began the final stage of contract talks, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis declined to predict whether teachers would strike, but said negotiations are not going well.
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.
Lewis Slams CPS For Proposing "Strike Worthy" End To Pension PickupChicago 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.”
Testing, Evaluations Focus Of Negotiations Between CPS, TeachersThe 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.
Chicago Teachers Hold March In Loop As Contract Nears EndTeachers and their supporters held a rally at the Thompson Center before moving to the streets downtown.