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.
CTU To Vote On Merging With Charter School UnionMembers of the Chicago Teacher’s Union are voting today on a plan to merge their union with a union representing charter school teachers.
Teachers Union Calls For Mayor To Halt Plans To Close SchoolsThe Chicago Teachers Union delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, offering advice for interim Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, and calling for a halt to planned school closings.
Chicago Teachers Union Votes "No Confidence" In CPS Boss ClaypoolBy a 99-1 margin, the Chicago Teachers Union has voted a symbolic “no confidence” in Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool.
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: $200 Million In Cuts Will Do 'Real Damage'The Chicago Teachers Union was quick to respond to Mayor Emanuel, and to challenge the mayor's assertions about the budget.
Protesters Removed From City Hall After Sit-In Over CPS Bond DealsChicago Police broke up a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday, after activists staged a sit-in to protest controversial bond deals at the Chicago Public Schools.
Teachers Union Fears Massive Layoffs Due To School Closings, Pension CostsWith 49 elementary schools set to close this summer, and the district facing an additional $412 million in pension costs, the Chicago Teachers Union estimated hundreds – if not thousands – of teachers could be laid off to reduce district spending.