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May 18, 2019
Chicago teachers union leadership retains power, despite vocal challenger
Incumbents will retain control of the Chicago Teachers Union, despite a challenge from a group seeking to redirect attention back to “bread-and-butter issues."
May 7, 2019
Strikes of multiple charter and contract operators end with raises, class size caps
More than 800 students at two Instituto del Progreso Latino schools were expected to return to school Tuesday after striking educators and the…
May 1, 2019
With union elections on horizon, challengers try and build momentum around ‘bread-and-butter’ issues
It’s been nearly a decade since an upstart leadership group took the reins of the Chicago Teachers Union and gained national attention for…
April 30, 2019
Chicago school district agrees to bring in mediator to teacher union bargaining
With only weeks until a new mayor takes office, the Chicago school district has agreed to a union request to bring a mediator…
Budget & finance
April 4, 2019
Teachers union warns that bargaining will stall until Lori Lightfoot resolves leadership question
Chicago Teachers Union leaders said contract talks won't gain momentum until Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot decides if she’ll keep Janice Jackson or name a new schools chief.
March 29, 2019
With Toni Preckwinkle trailing in polls, Chicago Teachers Union looks to critical battles ahead
The union is also focusing its energy on battlefronts beyond City Hall — fights that could be critical for its survival and success.
March 18, 2019
Election aside, Chicago Teachers Union talks strike on two fronts
As teachers at a contract school threatened a walkout last week, the Chicago Teachers Union urged members at district-run schools to save money for a potential strike.
February 13, 2019
With Loop lobby sit-in, striking teachers union beefs up campaign against Chicago charter
Facing a stalemate at the bargaining table with the management of four Chicago International Charter Schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday staged…
Test of Time
February 12, 2019
Parents at striking schools in Chicago see inconvenience, and hope, as charter walkout drags on
Families supporting striking Chicago charter school teachers have kept their children out of school during the standoff at Chicago International Charter Schools. But finding child care is hard.
Raising their profile
Updated February 7, 2019
With campaigning aldermen in tow, striking Chicago teachers target statewide charter lobbyist
The Chicago Teachers Union stepped up its pressure campaign on administrators of a second striking Chicago charter with plans to picket the downtown offices of a key pro-charter lobbying group on Thursday.
Leadership & Management
January 4, 2019
Teachers union stands by Preckwinkle mayoral endorsement despite ties to Ald. Burke controversy
This despite allegations that Ald. Ed Burke tried to extort a $10,000 campaign contribution from fast-food executives on her behalf.
December 21, 2018
Here’s what happened in Chicago public education this year
A secret report, a strike, and signs of improvement: Here are the big storylines we covered in 2018.
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.
November 26, 2018
Why teachers say Noble CEO’s downfall could bolster unionization efforts
Teachers say Milkie’s misconduct with alumni — and suspicions that leaders delayed responding — bolster arguments that teachers should be more involved in decision-making
November 26, 2018
How Karen Lewis’ own story follows the arc of Chicago’s contentious education history
This fall marks 55 years since a massive student boycott to protest segregation, and six years since a teachers' strike. A new book examines that history.
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