Chicago Teachers Union calls layoffs 'shameful'

Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, responds to a question about the latest layoffs by the Chicago Public Schools of union employees during a news conference Friday in Chicago. The union is rallying against a Chicago Public School plan to cut 2,110 employees, including more than 1,000 teachers. CPS announced the layoffs late Thursday, with officials blaming the cuts on the failure to reach a deal in the Illinois Legislature on pension reform.

July 19, 2013 6:27 pm  • 
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