Strike Authorization Vote
By a margin of 97 percent in favor, the Local Educators Association of District 300 — the teachers union in Carpentersville — ratified a resolution Sunday to authorize a strike.
The city of Chicago is not the only municipality where a teacher strike is looming.
Chicago teachers aren’t the only ones threatening to strike; United Airlines pilots could soon be walking picket lines.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the Chicago Teachers Union vote to authorize a strike is a “huge number,” but he says he wants to focus on improving schools, and what an independent arbitrator might do to avoid a strike.
More than 90 percent of teachers in the Chicago Public Schools voted to authorize a strike this week, in a move that the Chicago Teachers Union believes will provide a leg up in negotiations starting next month.
Chicago teachers have voted to authorize a strike, setting the stage for intense contract negotiations to avoid a possible walkout in the fall.
The city could soon know whether Chicago Public Schools teachers are going to authorize a strike, but the teachers are already crying foul.
Chicago Public Schools teachers began voting today on whether to authorize a strike.
Tomorrow will be a big day in Chicago. The teachers in our public schools will vote tomorrow on whether to authorize a strike.
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met with more than 200 teachers and other union members this morning at Lane Tech High School, one day before the union takes a strike authorization vote.
Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he wants teachers to have a raise, and is asking the Chicago Teachers Union to hold off on its strike authorization vote set for this coming Wednesday.