Karen Lewis

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: I’ve Got My Own Slogans For The Teachers’ Strike

I’m all for getting into the swing of things – the crisis in public education, the slipping and sliding of our public schools, the boss man of City Hall, the boss woman of the Chicago Teachers Union, the parades, and those picket signs.

09/11/2012

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, announces plans Friday for members to take a strike-authorization vote next week. (CBS)

Principals To Union: We Decide Teacher Hiring

Thirty one principals in the Chicago public schools are sending a message to teachers union president Karen Lewis today.

09/11/2012

David Vitale

School Board President: ‘We Want Our Kids Back In School’

Chicago School Board President David Vitale says the board has issued more than 20 proposals in an effort to end the teachers’ strike, and he wants to see children back in school by Wednesday.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

Pickets walk outside CPS headquarters on Monday. (CBS)

Chicago Teachers Begin First Strike In 25 Years

Chicago Public Schools teachers went on strike for the fist time in a quarter century on Monday, after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday with no deal to avert a walkout.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2012

Empty Classroom

‘Intense’ Teacher Contract Talks Continue As Midnight Deadline Looms

Chicago Public Schools officials and teachers continued contract negotiations Sunday morning, in talks union officials described as “intense,” with a midnight deadline looming for a teachers’ strike.

09/08/2012

Teacher Rally

Teachers Union Talks Strike Preps As Negotiations Press On

Negotiations between teachers and the Chicago Public Schools were to resume at noon Saturday, in hopes of averting a Chicago teachers’ strike that could begin next week.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard: Teacher Contract Talks ‘Close To One-Yard Line’

The Chicago schools CEO said talks have been tense, but both sides are making progress.

09/06/2012

First Day Of School

First Day Of School Arrives, But Teachers’ Strike Could Start Next Week

A new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teachers’ strike goes ahead.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Chicago Public Schools teachers flood Daley Plaza on Labor Day, a week ahead of a strike deadline, to rally for a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Rally At Daley Plaza, Lewis Calls Emanuel ‘A Liar And A Bully’

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.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

Approximately 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers marched down Michigan Avenue on May 23, 2012, as a show of solidarity amid contract talks with the Emanuel administration. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Union Officially Files 10-Day Strike Notice

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.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2012

Empty Classroom

Teachers Union To File 10-Day Strike Notice Wednesday

The Chicago Teachers Union apparently is ready to strike.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Teachers Union Leafleting

Teachers’ Union: No Plans To Set Strike Date, School Will Open On Time

Chicago Public Schools parents can count on one thing – there will be school on the day after Labor Day, the first day of classes for hundreds of thousands of students.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

School Protest

CPS Working on Contingency Plan As Teachers Inch Closer To Strike

What happens if your kids show up at school, and the teachers don’t? As the Chicago Teachers Union moved a step closer to a strike, the Chicago Board of Education was discussing what do do if teachers actually walk off the job.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Teachers Strike Authorization Vote

Teachers Union: A Strike Could Still Happen

Thousands of Chicago kids head back to school on Monday, and there is a troubling message for parents.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.

CBS 2–07/19/2012

Teachers Strike Authorization Vote

CPS, Teachers Can’t Agree On Status Of Arbitrator’s Report

In recent months, Chicago Public Schools administrators and the Chicago Teachers Union haven’t been able to agree on much of anything. On Monday, they couldn’t even agree on whether a key report on their ongoing contract dispute had been released.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard (Credit: CBS)

Brizard Reflects On First Year Of Running Chicago Schools

It’s been a bit more than a year on the job for Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard. Some critics have said it’s been a bumpy, road with many obstacles ahead for Brizard – including a potential teachers’ strike.

CBS 2–06/25/2012

Karen Lewis Votes

Chicago Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike

Chicago teachers have voted to authorize a strike, setting the stage for intense contract negotiations to avoid a possible walkout in the fall.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Teachers Strike Authorization Vote

Teachers Already Crying Foul As Strike Authorization Vote Wraps Up

The city could soon know whether Chicago Public Schools teachers are going to authorize a strike, but the teachers are already crying foul.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Karen Lewis Votes

Teachers Cast Ballots On Whether To Authorize Strike

Chicago Public Schools teachers began voting today on whether to authorize a strike.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

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