While Calling For Injunction That Could Delay CPS Reopening Plan, Chicago Teachers Union Says Strike Is Not Off TableDeadlines and demands were issued Monday with regard to the return to in-person classes for Chicago Public Schools students.
Chicago Teachers Union Seeks Formal Mediation In Dispute With CPS Over In-Person Learning Plans“Seventy-two percent of parents in that poll said that community spread of the virus has to be under control before we return to in-person schooling,” CTU President Jesse Sharkey said.
Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Plan For Only Remote Learning; Chicago Teachers Union Had Called For Possible Strike VoteThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
How Are CPS Teachers Getting Post-Strike Makeup Days Off?First, the Chicago Teachers Union demanded more makeup days for time spent on the picket line – and they got some of them, exactly as they wanted. But it turns out teachers won’t be at work anyway on many of those days.
Teachers' Strike May Leave Relationship Between Mayor Lightfoot, CTU StrainedWhile a deal has been approved and the Chicago Teachers Union has agreed to end its strike, the strain of reaching the agreement seemed apparent on both sides Thursday.
CPS To Make Up 5 Days Lost To Teachers' Strike; School Resumes Friday“Classes will resume tomorrow,” Lightfoot said at City Hall. “The teachers will be back in class, the students will be back in class tomorrow.”
CPS Leader Accuses Chicago Teachers Union Of 'Breach Of Trust'; CTU President Jesse Sharkey Remains Optimistic About Chances Of A Deal By MondayTeachers have been on strike since Oct. 17, and students have missed seven days of class as a result, matching the length of the last Chicago teachers' strike in 2012.
Parent Urges CPS, Striking Teachers To 'Swallow Your Pride' And Get Deal Done By Friday; 'It Is A Failure By Both Sides'With the Chicago teachers' strike now marking six days without classes at Chicago Public Schools, at least one parent is urging both the district and the union to "swallow your pride" and compromise to resolve their disputes so kids can be back in school by Friday.
CTU On Bargaining Session: 'We Are Close But We Are Not There Yet'A representative from the Chicago Teachers Union stated there was some movement today, but it wasn't enough.
Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools Back At Negotiating Table After 94% Strike Authorization VoteUnion leaders and CPS officials were meeting at CTU headquarters in the West Town neighborhood, hoping to agree to a contract both sides can support.
94 Percent Of Chicago Teachers Vote To Authorize StrikeChicago teachers voted overwhelmingly in favor of authorizing a strike, their union announced Thursday evening.