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Chicago Teachers Union strike may be over, but continues to affect student athletes

Chicago Teachers Union strike may be over, but continues to affect student athletes

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2019

Endless hours of after-school practices, long commutes to away games and late nights buried in books after their games – all this demanding work and preparation could go to waste for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school athletes hoping to get noticed by college coaches and scouts, due to the Chicago ...

Anxious students felt pinch amid Chicago teachers strike

Anxious students felt pinch amid Chicago teachers strike

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press

October 31, 2019

Deadlines that affected Chicago students and striking teachers loomed over efforts this week to resolve a walkout that canceled classes for 11 days in the nation's third-largest school district. Parents across the city worried about time away from school slowing their kids' progress. The effects o...

Chicago teachers OK tentative agreement but strike goes on

Chicago teachers OK tentative agreement but strike goes on

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press

October 30, 2019

Chicago's teachers union voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials Wednesday but refused to end a strike that has canceled two weeks of classes unless the city's mayor adds school days to cover that lost time. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday night that she would not meet...

Chicago Teachers Union strike continues into third week

Chicago Teachers Union strike continues into third week

Wendy Blanquel-Garcia, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2019

Forty students in one class, 30 desks for all of them and only one teacher trying to teach and pay attention to each student. This has been a typical day for many overcrowded CPS classrooms during the past few years. Some schools only have a nurse for one day out of the week, and only a few counselor...

Chicago teachers’ strike sidelines athletes, future hopes

Chicago teachers’ strike sidelines athletes, future hopes

John O'Connor, Associated Press

October 25, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A strike by school teachers in Chicago has spread from the picket line to the playing field. Thousands of high school athletes, shut out of class for more than a week, are arguing, rallying and even filing lawsuits for the chance to compete in post-season play. Hanging in...

Warren joins striking Chicago teachers as negotiations stall

Warren joins striking Chicago teachers as negotiations stall

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press

October 22, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for people across the country to support striking Chicago teachers after joining educators picketing outside an elementary school on Tuesday, the fourth day classes have been canceled in the nation's third-largest school district. The Ma...

Understaffed and overcrowded: Chicago teachers on strike

Understaffed and overcrowded: Chicago teachers on strike

Maria Guerrero, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Chicago Public School teachers are currently on strike since Thursday for what they say are necessary school resources. Chicago Teachers Union moved forward with the strike after not coming to an agreement with Mayor Lori Lightfoot.  Curt Maslanka, 59, English teacher and CTU delegate, has been...

Chicago Teachers Union takes to the streets

Chicago Teachers Union takes to the streets

Ryan Gilroy, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The Chicago Teachers Union formed picket lines and peacefully walked the streets of Chicago on Thursday and Friday after failing to reach an agreement with Chicago Public Schools. At 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, members of the union met outside of nearly every school within the Chicago public school district...

Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others

Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others

Kathleen Foody and Don Babwin

October 19, 2019

Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation's third-largest school district went on strike this past week, canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids. For some families, the Chicago Teachers Union walkout meant a day off and a bit of inconvenience...

School’s out: Chicago teachers strike

School’s out: Chicago teachers strike

Kathleen Foody and Don Babwin

October 17, 2019

Striking teachers marched in picket lines outside hundreds of Chicago schools on Thursday after their union and city officials failed to reach a contract deal in the nation's third-largest school district, canceling classes for more than 300,000 students for the duration of a walkout that seemed likely...

Sanders rallies Chicago Teachers Union, demands change in national priotities

Sanders rallies Chicago Teachers Union, demands change in national priotities

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Autumn has arrived in Chicago. Michigan Avenue is patterned with fallen leaves. The temperature has begun to fall. And disputes over labor rights are in full swing. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced on Thursday that 94 percent of its 25,000 members voted in favor of authorizing a strike. The vo...

Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago’s contract debate

Teachers union vs. school board: Chicago’s contract debate

Brenden Moore

May 10, 2015

Opening shots were fired between the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) last week after the school board declined to extend its contract with the teachers, instead giving them an “insulting” initial offer of a seven percent decrease in take-home pay. R...

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