Chicago Teachers Union And Charter School Teachers Join Forces

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With the approval of a historic union merger, teachers in Chicago are positioning themselves to mount a greater challenge to privatization and austerity. On Monday, the Chicago Teachers Union [...]

Support Education Activist Sarah Chambers

By Michelle Strater Gunderson, -

By Michelle Strater Gunderson for Living in Dialogue. Chicago, IL - If you are fortunate, every once in a while you will meet someone who breathes the fire of justice. In my life Sarah Chambers, [...]

In Chicago, Teachers And Black Lives Matter Build Bigger Movement

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By Leah Fried for Labor Notes - Extracting wins from the boss has never been easy—and union membership hovering at a low 11 percent isn’t making it any easier. But a good way to boost our numbers [...]

Chicago Teachers Reach Deal To Avert Strike

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By David Moberg for In These Times - The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) reached a last-minute deal with the Board of Education late Monday night, narrowly averting a strike. "There will be classes [...]

Chicago Teachers To Strike If Mayor Rahm Emanuel Doesn’t Cut New Deal

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By Veronica Graves for The Root - Leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union say that if a deal is not cut with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on a new contract, then a strike will occur beginning Tuesday [...]

Parents 4 Teachers Statement On CTU Decision To Strike

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By Staff of Parents 4 Teachers - Chicago teachers’ decision to strike Oct. 11 unless a fair agreement is reached should be a wakeup call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It shows that teachers are, once [...]

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Is Unlike Any Other In Recent Memory

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By Micah Uetricht for Vice News - Chicago Teachers Union vice president Jesse Sharkey has probably thought long and hard about whether it's a good idea for his union to go on strike Friday; the [...]

Chicago Teacher’s Strike Vote: Union Democracy In Action

By Michelle Strater Gunderson, -

By Michelle Strater Gunderson for Living in Dialogue. Chicago, IL - I sat in the House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday night waiting to be counted as a yes vote for our [...]

Fight For $15 To Join Chicago Teachers Union’s April 1 Strike

By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, -

By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz for The Chicago Tribune - Teachers won't be the only ones walking off the job April 1. Fast-food workers organized by the Fight for $15 group plan to join the Chicago [...]

Chicago Teachers Rally Ahead Of Mass Action

By Madeline Wensel, -

By Madeline Wensel for In These Times. Activists from across Chicago gathered in downtown Chicago last night at the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple to demonstrate a united [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Vows To ‘Shut City Down’ During One-Day Strike

By Ted Cox, -

By Ted Cox for DNA Info - DOWNTOWN — The Chicago Teachers Union announced plans Wednesday for a day of action April 1 and basically called for a general strike, asking "all concerned Chicago [...]

Parents Plan Walk-In To Protest CPS Cuts

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By Stephanie Lulay for DNA Info - NEAR WEST SIDE — Parents, students and teachers will stage walk-ins at two high-profile CPS schools Wednesday. From 7:15-7:45 a.m. Feb. 17, community members [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Takes Over Downtown In Protest

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By Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. he Chicago Teachers Union organized a mass protest of thousands of teachers, students, parents and residents of Chicago. They took over downtown Chicago for [...]