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CPS and CTU call cease-fire

CPS and CTU call cease-fire

Yazmin Dominguez

October 16, 2016

Peace, justice and conflict studies major and president of the nonpartisan political group Impact Alex Boutros stands in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). For the past five weeks, Boutros regularly attended the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Committee meetings. As head of the student...

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

Karen Lewis (right) leads the charge at the Chicago Teachers Union strike in 2012. It was the first strike in 25 years and current contract negotiations may cause conflict again. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

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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