Chicago Teachers Union
High-profile battles between state governors and unions — most notably those in Wisconsin and Ohio — as well as labor's failed efforts at a gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin, have left some feeling that labor unions are long past their heyday.
CHICAGO | While the nation watched the Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Rahm Emanuel clash over new teacher contracts this year, many teachers in Houston watched in awe.
CHICAGO | Chicago Teachers Union leaders want a moratorium on school closures to start this year — not next fall as proposed by the new CEO of the city's public school system.
CHICAGO | More than a month after Chicago's first teachers strike in 25 years, union members are gearing up for what they say is their next big fight: possible school closures.
Isaac Biggs is a first-grader. He has already taken four tests this year. Critics of heavy testing say early school grades should focus more on relationship building and developing routines.
CHICAGO | How many standardized tests do Chicago Public School kindergarteners actually take? The answer, it seems, depends on who you ask.
Michael Sacco and Carole Ramsden, organizers with the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign, gather donations at a forum Saturday night addressing lessons learned from last month's teacher strike and plans to fight potential school closures.
CHICAGO | Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale says he's pleased that teachers ratified a new contract.
CHICAGO | Chicago Teachers Union officials are set to start counting the ballots that its members cast on whether they want to accept a proposed contract.
Teachers picket Sept. 18 outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued into its second week. The seven-day strike kept 350,000 students out of class.
SPRINGFIELD | Parents across Illinois may want to take a close look at the Chicago teacher strike and what it produced. It could affect their local schools for years to come.
Teachers picket Tuesday outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued into its second week. CTU members in the nation's third-largest city will vote Oct. 2 on their new contract.
CHICAGO | Seeking to capitalize on the momentum of the Chicago teachers strike, unions and allied parent and community groups promised Friday to launch a nationwide fight against government-led school reform efforts that they say are only making public education worse.
CHICAGO | The Chicago Teachers Union says its members will vote Oct. 2 on a tentative contract with the school district that was reached after a seven-day strike.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, right, tells reporters Sunday at a news conference outside the union's headquarters that the city's 25,000 public school teachers would walk the picket line Monday after final-day talks with the Chicago Board of Education failed to reach an agree…
CHICAGO | She's brash and blunt, the tough-talking union leader who has taken on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a bitter contract dispute regarded as a referendum on the future of the nation's third-largest school district.
CHICAGO | The Chicago Teachers Union issued a 10-day strike notice Wednesday, saying teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are ready to walk off the job for the first time in 25 years.
CHICAGO | It looks like classes in Chicago Public Schools will begin on time after the head of the teachers union says she has no plans to file the 10-day strike notice this week.
Chicago Teachers Union members picket prior to a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday in Chicago. The union called for fair contracts with higher pay for its teachers.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard listens to a presentation during a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday in Chicago.
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