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February 15, 2019
On Chicago charter strike, how far will the teachers union go?
Chicago’s second charter strike has now stretched over nine days. Beyond picket lines and hashtags on social media, the Chicago Teachers Union has…
February 8, 2019
Multiple layers, multiple CEOs: Strike puts charter management under microscope
Among the leaflets union officials distributed at Chicago’s four-school charter strike picket line this week was one with a bold line at the…
February 6, 2019
Union rejects pay deal and Chicago charter strike enters second day
Pay remains a sticking point between the teachers’ union and charter administrators.
February 4, 2019
Second charter teacher strike in Chicago to begin Tuesday morning
While teachers plan to hit the picket line at 6 a.m., the network assured families that despite the strike the four schools would remain open.
February 4, 2019
Bargaining continues as educators prepare to walk out in nation’s second charter teacher strike
Schools will remain open for the four schools’ 2,200 students, the charter chain said, and pledged to staff the campuses with administrators and non-union employees.
February 1, 2019
Wage hikes vs. student services: As strike looms at second Chicago charter school, negotiations stall
With only one more bargaining session scheduled, teachers at four Chicago International Charter Schools are inching towards a Tuesday strike deadline that could…
December 18, 2018
Acero strike could spur more charter labor action in 2019, say teachers
The first strike of charter teachers in the nation’s history reverberated across the country, grabbing the attention of the broader education community.
December 10, 2018
Charter teachers won big in nation’s first strike. What now?
Some 500 unionized teachers joined in the nation’s first charter strike last week, and succeeded in negotiating wage increases, smaller class sizes and…
December 9, 2018
With tentative deal struck in Chicago charter school strike, Acero students set to return to class
More than 7,000 students at 15 Acero schools are expected to be back in class Monday. The work-stoppage canceled classes for four days.
December 7, 2018
Chicago charter files federal labor complaint against union over strike
As the acrimonious teacher strike against Acero charter schools wound down its fourth day, both sides ratcheted up pressure, neither giving indications of backing down.
December 7, 2018
What to watch in Chicago as nation’s first charter strike stretches to day 4
About 500 teachers have been striking since Tuesday, forming picket lines outside of 15 Acero schools.
Updated December 7, 2018
From missed meetings to children home alone, Chicago families feel the strain of ongoing Acero charter strike
It took Alma Adan several weeks to schedule a meeting with school counselors to go over her kindergarten son’s special education needs. But…
Updated December 6, 2018
Chicago charter strike extends a third day, with teachers holding out for raises for support staff
Union teachers reported small gains — but stuck adamantly by demands for smaller class sizes and for increased pay, including for paraprofessionals.
Updated December 4, 2018
As charter strike enters second day, Chicago agencies offer care for students out of school
As Acero union negotiations drag on, the YMCA and Chicago parks offered care for students displaced by the nation’s first-ever strike by charter school teachers.
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December 4, 2018
Dispatch from the picket line: Why five Acero charter teachers are on strike
Educators braved early-morning freezing temperatures and light snow to call for higher pay, more support staff, and an investment in special education at Acero schools.
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