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Chicago Teachers Strike

Chicago Teachers Strike
Chicago Teachers Strike

One Month After Contract Went Into Effect, Chicago Teachers Still Haven’t Gotten Promised Raises

The district said implementing pay changes for tens of thousands of teachers requires complicated changes to its data systems and will take time.

Downtown

Chicago Teachers Vote To Ratify New Contract By Wide Margin

The final margin was 81 percent to 19 percent with 80 percent of schools reporting late Friday.

Downtown

CPS Tallies Cost Of New Teachers Contract In 2020: $33M, But Six Strike Days Will Save $68M

The district plans to make up five days of school canceled by the strike by holding class on Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving, Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, June 17 and June 18.

Downtown

City And CTU Reach Tentative Pact — But Teachers Say An End To Strike Hinges On Making Up Days

If the mayor agrees, the deal potentially ends a two-week strike and sends the district’s 25,000 teachers back to work.

Downtown

No School For 11th Day, But A Halloween Deal Could Happen — If Lightfoot OKs Make Up Days

The 10-day teachers strike could be coming to an end as members of the Chicago Teachers Union's house of delegates plan to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday to vote on a tentative agreement.

Downtown

9 Teachers Arrested Outside Sterling Bay’s West Loop Office

The arrests came during a sit-in at Sterling Bay's West Loop headquarters.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Frustrated Teachers Take On Lincoln Yards As Strike Reaches Day 9: ‘TIF Money … Should Be Going To Our Schools’

Earlier this month, Mayor Lightfoot said the $1.3 billion tax subsidy for Lincoln Yards is not "available [money] that we can just shift somewhere else."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Teacher Strike Continues To Ninth Day After Marathon Talks Fail To Reach Accord

“On… issues like class size and staffing we have gotten the closest we have ever been.”

Downtown

Strike Heads Into Eighth Day With City, Teachers Union Still At Odds

The city estimates its offer to the teachers union at $500 million over a proposed five-year contract.

Downtown

Saturday Talks Between City, Teachers Union End With No Deal — And A $38 Million Divide

“We’re not close to where we need to be on the big issues,” said Deputy Mayor Sybil Madison. “We will return tomorrow and work diligently to close the divide.”

Downtown

Chicago Teachers Tired But Resolute As Strike Winds Down Second Week

“My morale is pretty low. I feel a bit defeated, but I am still going to keep coming back each day," one teacher said Friday.

Downtown

Chicago Teachers Strike: Union Now Hoping School Might Resume Monday

The union hinted at a deal that could lead to school resuming Monday. “That is absolutely our hope,” said Jennifer Johnson, the union’s chief of staff.

Downtown

The Real Fight At The Heart Of The Chicago Teachers Strike: How Much The City Can Spend

Hopes appear to dim for reaching any resolution by the end of the week.

Downtown

On Strike, Too, In Chicago: The Desperation Of Schools’ Lowest-Paid Workers

Some 7,500 members of SEIU Local 73 have been on strike from their jobs at CPS since Thursday, when teachers also walked out. SEIU represents bus aides, custodians, classroom assistants and security officers.

Downtown

Elizabeth Warren Joins Teachers On Strike In Chicago: ‘Unions Are How We Have Power’

The presidential candidate joined striking teachers in Austin for a rally Tuesday morning.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Teachers Talks Stall; No Hope For Early End To Strike, Union Warns

“Unless there’s a change at the top of the city in regards to their willingness to make meaningful changes, we’re not likely seeing a quick settlement to the current strike,” union President Jesse Sharkey said.

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Live Updates From Chicago Teachers Strike Day 4: Elizabeth Warren Rallies Strikers; A $500 million Contract Cost

Union President Jesse Sharkey warned Monday that a quick settlement was now “not likely” and fewer members of its big bargaining team would attend negotiations on Tuesday.

Downtown

Live Updates From Day 3 Of The Chicago Teachers Strike: Ongoing Talks And A Really Long Picket Line

The Chicago Teachers Strike enters its second week.

Downtown

Classes Canceled Monday As Negotiations Continue Into Sunday Night

School buildings will be open and students will be served breakfast and lunch at schools, and then be offered dinner to take home,

Downtown

Union Reports Progress At Saturday Talks, But Mayor Says School Will Likely Be Canceled Monday

Bargaining between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union ended Saturday night with reports of continued progress on two key issues — class size caps and support staff — but a stall in three other critical areas.

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