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Jesse Sharkey

Jesse Sharkey
Jesse Sharkey

Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey To Step Down In June

Sharkey said he will return to the classroom in the fall, though he did not rule out a possible mayoral run when asked. He is backing his second-in-command, Stacy Davis Gates, in a May union leadership election.

Citywide

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

Lightfoot Slams Union Leaders Over Lack Of Urgency, But CTU Says ‘We’ve Been At This For 10 Months’

Day 2 of the teachers strike continues with no deal.

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

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