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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than You Probably Think

By Steven Singer, Gadflyonthewallblog.com -

When I was just a new teacher, I remember my doctor asking me if I had a high stress job. I said that I taught middle school, as if that answered his question. But he took it to mean that I had [...]

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Threatens Walmart Boycott Over Gun Sales

By Stephen Gandel, Cbsnews.com -

Walmart could suddenly become a whole lot less busy this back-to-school shopping season. The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's largest teachers union, is threatening to boycott the [...]

Teachers’ Role In The Puerto Rico Uprising

By Jeff Bryant, Independent Media Institute. -

As Americans lament the current sorry state of democracy in Washington, D.C., government by the will of the people was very much alive recently in Puerto Rico, where a prolonged general strike [...]

The Roots Of The National Strike In Honduras: An Interview with Bayron Rodríguez Pineda

By Beth Geglia, Nacla.org -

As the 10-year anniversary of the coup d’état in Honduras approaches, Hondurans are entering into their second week of a national strike that has shut down main highways throughout the country, [...]

Baltimore Teachers Unseat Incumbents, Who Demand A Do-Over

By Samantha Winslow, Labornotes.org -

What happens when new leaders run for office and beat an eight-term incumbent? In the Baltimore Teachers Union, it seems, the incumbent tries for a second bite at the apple. A slate called “The [...]

Democrats Must Choose Between Teachers And Charter Schools

By Jeff Bryant, Truthdig.com -

For years, the safe havens for education policy debate in the Democratic Party have been expanding pre-K programs and providing more affordable college, but in the current presidential primary [...]

Baltimore Teachers Unseat Incumbents, Who Demand A Do-Over

By Samantha Winslow, Labornotes.org -

What happens when new leaders run for office and beat an eight-term incumbent? In the Baltimore Teachers Union, it seems, the incumbent tries for a second bite at the apple. A slate called “The [...]

Who Shows Up For Teachers? Coalition-Building In The Era Of Educator Activism

By John Waldron, Edweek.org -

It's OK—they were rose-colored anyway. Three years ago, I was a high school social studies teacher, content in my world. But that world was changing. Ten years of budget cuts were stressing [...]

The Teachers’ Revolt And The Fight For Social Equality

By Staff, WSWS.org -

Like teachers across the US, educators in Detroit are angered over stagnant real income and the indifference of corporate-controlled politicians who will not provide adequate resources to address [...]