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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

In ‘Classless’ Act, Striking Teachers Spat Upon By People In Board Of Trade Building: ‘Who Does That?’

Multiple teachers reported being spit on from people above them in the Board of Trade while they marched Wednesday.

Downtown

The Strike Is On: Chicago Teacher Delegates Overwhelmingly Pass Resolution To Strike

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was disappointed that the union plans to walk out despite the city offering what she called a “historic package.”

Downtown

Union President Tells Chicago Parents To Prepare For ‘Short-Term’ Strike

The union’s Tuesday night announcement came just hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters that she was ready to write staffing and class size promises into the union contract.

Downtown

‘Some Progress’ But No Deal As Chicago Teachers Union Strike Looms

Bargaining between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union will resume Tuesday but less than 48 hours remain before a strike could begin.

Downtown

With Less Than A Week Before Strike, Chicago Sweetens Offer To Teachers; Union Calls It ‘Insulting’

“We have bent over backwards to meet CTU’s concerns," the mayor's office said in a statement. But the CTU called the offer "inequitable."

Downtown

With One Week Before Strike, Chicago Mayor Says Union Not Acting ‘Urgently’ On Proposals

The CTU says the city is ignoring the union’s demands for contractual commitments to increase staffing and lower class sizes.

Downtown

Union For Chicago Schools Support Staff Rejects Fact-Finder Report, Moves Toward Strike

The strike threat, which has a similar timeline to the teachers’ ultimatum, puts additional pressure on Chicago.

Downtown

Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Set Strike Authorization Vote For Sept. 26

If three-quarters of the union’s members agrees then to authorize a strike, teachers could walk out by Oct. 7.

Downtown

Overworked Social Workers, Underserved Kids: As CPS Works To Fill 100+ Vacancies, ‘Kids Are Getting Shortchanged,’ Teachers Say

"I feel like I have to turn hurting children away," said one social worker, while others described the situation as a mental health crisis, especially for general education students.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Start Saving Money To Prepare For A Strike, CTU Urges Teachers As Leaders Blast First Proposal

The city's contract with the Chicago Teachers Union expires June 30.

Downtown

Buoyed By L.A. Strike, Chicago Teachers Union Delivers 75-Item List Of Demands To The City

The Chicago’s teachers union delivered a 75-item list of contract demands to the city. The current contract expires at the end of June, after Emanuel’s successor takes office;

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