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16 hours ago
With strike vote formalized, teachers rev up for picket lines Thursday
Ariell Cheung contributed to this report.
Leadership & Management
20 hours ago
10 things to watch as a teachers strike begins in Chicago
Now that a strike is all but assured, attention is turning to the 300,000-some students whose teachers and support staff will be walking out of schools.
1 day ago
Chicago cancels classes Thursday, as threatened teachers strike pressures Mayor Lori Lightfoot
“We have worked hard at the table to listen to the unions concerns,” said Lightfoot, who lauded the city’s pay offers.
2 days ago
Union president tells Chicago parents to prepare for ‘short-term’ strike
Chicago parents should start preparing for a “short-term” teachers strike Thursday, union President Jesse Sharkey said.
Updated 2 days ago
With polls favoring teachers, Lori Lightfoot agrees to put added staffing and class sizes in the contract
As polls favor teachers, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she will write added staffing and class size promises into the teachers contract
3 days ago
48 hours to Chicago teachers strike: Both sides describe progress — but still no deal
With only 48 hours for Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the union to reach a deal, union officials said “time was ticking.”
October 11, 2019
With less than a week before strike, Chicago sweetens offer to teachers; union calls it ‘insulting’
Seeking to avoid a strike less than six months into her term, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she had sweetened the city’s offer to teachers.
October 9, 2019
Why Chicago schoolteachers want to battle over class size, again
The Chicago Teachers Union wants to lower the cap on class sizes to 20 in kindergarten, 24 in first through fifth grade, and 28 for middle and high school.
Updated October 10, 2019
Parents asked and we answered: A brief history of strike lengths
Can students go to school buildings during the strike? We've got your answers to this question and more.
October 7, 2019
With one week before strike, Chicago mayor says union not acting ‘urgently’ on proposals
Separately, union officials maintained their criticism of the city for bargaining on only pay and health benefits.
October 3, 2019
Could Chicago actually shorten its school day? The latest twist in the city’s labor battle, explained
That question is at the core of the latest back-and-forth between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union, which has said its 25,000 members could strike on Oct. 17.
Updated October 2, 2019
With no deal yet, Chicago teachers set strike for Oct. 17
If negotiations between Chicago and its teachers union fail to yield a deal, teachers will walk out and potentially shut down 500-some public schools on Oct. 17.
Updated October 4, 2019
Are Chicago teachers among the country’s highest-paid? A look at salaries and the contract conflict
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that her offer to teachers will make them among the highest-paid educators in the country. How do teacher salaries compare with others?
September 30, 2019
Padres: ¿Qué quieren saber sobre la posibilidad de una huelga de maestros?
Después de una votación autorizando una huelga de maestros, algunos padres quizás están preguntando: "¿Y ahora qué?"
September 27, 2019
Parents: What do you want to know about Chicago’s looming teachers strike?
On the heels of an overwhelming vote to authorize a teachers strike, parents of schoolchildren may be asking, “Now what?”
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