Chicago Teachers Union Attempting To Ram Through Tentative Agreement Over Widespread Opposition

By Kristina Betinis, Wsws.org -

On Wednesday night, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates approved a tentative agreement that betrays all the aspirations of the 24,000 teachers who have been on strike for ten [...]

No Deal Reached As CTU Strike Continues Into Day 12

By Staff, Unicornriot.ninja -

Over most of the weekend, CPS (Chicago Public Schools) and the CTU were both more muted in their tone online and to the press. Both sides even suggesting they were close to a deal. That changed [...]

How Chicago Teachers Built Power Between Strikes

By Sarah Jaffe, Progressive.org -

The Chicago Teachers Union’s 2012 strike changed the labor movement in the United States. Not only did it revive the strike—years before the current “wave” of public school walkouts began—but it [...]

Why Are Chicago Teachers Striking Against Mayor Lori Lightfoot? They’ve Been “Lied To” Before.

By Kari Lydersen, Inthesetimes.com -

As a pink sunrise painted the sky on Thursday morning, horns blared seemingly nonstop from semi trucks, commuters’ cars, a concrete mixer and countless other vehicles. They were all supporting [...]

How To Resolve The Chicago Teachers Strike? Tax The Rich.

By Amisha Patel and Nathan Ryan, Inthesetimes.com -

The past year of bold worker action in Chicago—which included the nation’s first charter school strikes—is now headed towards a crescendo as teachers and support staff prepare to walk off the job [...]

Chicago Teachers Demand Affordable Housing As Strike Begins

More than 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and about 7,500 support staffers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 73 are walking out of schools in the [...]

What’s At Stake In Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Whether Unions Can Bargain For The Entire Working Class

By Rebecca Burns, Inthesetimes.com -

“Solving Chicago’s affordable housing crisis? What’s that got to do with a labor contract for educators?” That’s the question the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board asked last week as the city’s [...]

Chicago Teachers Prepare To Strike

By Catherine Henchek, Liberationnews.org -

The Chicago Teachers Union has been working without a contract since June, and 94 percent of members recently voted to authorize a strike. SEIU Local 73, which represents school workers such as [...]

Fifty Years Of Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition

By Jacqueline Serrato, Southside Weekly. -

On a February afternoon in 1969, Chairman Fred Hampton and his contingent of Illinois Black Panthers went looking for a Puerto Rican kid by the name of Cha-Cha in Chicago’s Lincoln Park [...]

Chicago Teachers Vote By Wide Margin To Move Toward Strike

By Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat.org -

Chicago teachers, clinicians and paraprofessional union members voted by a wide margin to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a walkout less than six months into Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s [...]

Chicago Police Compiling Dossiers On People Who Speak At Police Board Meetings

By Monique Judge, Blackagendareport.com -

Why would the Chicago Police Department be running background checks on people who sign up to speak at public meetings of the city’s police disciplinary panel? That is what many people want to [...]

How Chicago Ticket Debt Sends Black Motorists Into Bankruptcy

By Melissa Sanchez and Sandhya Kambhampati, Features.propublica.org -

MY LAST SUMMER, Laqueanda Reneau felt like she had finally gotten her life on track. A single mother who had gotten pregnant in high school, she supported her family with a series of jobs at [...]

Bombs Made By Chicago Company Killed Gaza Civilians

By Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronicintifada.net -

Israel used “bunker buster” bombs made by a US arms company in two attacks on Gaza in which civilians were killed last month. The deadly strikes occurred in intense violence between 4 and 6 May [...]

Chicago Police Tortured Victims With Electric Shocks, Burns And Beatings

By Flint Taylor, Blackagendareport.com -

Just months before we finally settled the Hampton case, Chicago was rocked by a series of fatal shootings of police officers in broad daylight. On February 9, 1982, two uniformed CPD officers, [...]

Chicago Police Have Serious Problem With Pointing Guns At Children

By Ruth Milka, Nation of Change. -

A family in Illinois has filed a lawsuit claiming that Chicago police officers used excessive force against an 8-year-old child during a raid on their home. Chicago police arrived at the [...]