Teacher Strikes

Ratification votes for the tentative agreement begin Monday evening and will last until Thursday afternoon.
As schools remain closed in Los Angeles, recreation centers help scrambling families.
Major gaps remain on vaccination timelines, the amount of surveillance testing of school staff, and which educators should get accommodations.
Calling for a strike ratchets up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to delay the scheduled return to in-person instruction on Sept. 10.
The event marked the first unified show of force as teachers and their unions continue to play an increasingly vocal role in the debate over when and how schools should reopen.
This marks the first time a national teachers union has explicitly endorsed teachers strikes as a tactic, as educators continue to raise concerns about school reopening plans.
As virus counts rise and teacher anxiety spikes, a new wave of teacher activism could be on the horizon.
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?
Teachers at Passages Elementary charter voted unanimously to authorize a strike, which could become Chicago’s fourth charter teacher walkout in less than a year.
Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows.
A new teachers coalition called TN Teachers United has formed to organize around fighting for school funding and teacher pay and against over-testing, vouchers and charter expansion. TN Teachers United is mostly using social media to gauge support.
In four states where teachers walked out of their classrooms last year, education spending is up, helping to make up for deep cuts in the wake of the Great Recession.
The tentative ProComp agreement in Denver allows teachers to get raises several ways, increases base pay, and reduces the value of bonuses.
Facing a stalemate at the bargaining table with the management of four Chicago International Charter Schools, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday staged an act of “civil disobedience” by blocking entrances and elevators in a prominent Loop high-rise. The building, at 1 N. Wacker, is home to the London-based
As Denver teachers went out on strike Monday in a pay dispute with their district, charter teachers in Chicago at four schools operated by Civitas Education Partners entered the second week of a strike over wages and support services for students. With negotiations failing again on Sunday night, teachers braved
Here’s a breakdown, by the numbers, of who might be striking, who will be working, how many kids will be affected, and what it will cost.
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.
Denver teachers are ready to strike Monday after Colorado Governor Jared Polis decided Wednesday not to intervene in a pay dispute between the school district and teachers union. The Denver Classroom Teachers Associated tweeted: “February 11th, We strike for our students.”
The ProComp merit pay system was supposed to recognize and reward good teachers. It was hailed as a national model, but educators eventually grew disenchanted.
The Denver teachers union rejected the school district’s latest attempt to avert a teacher strike: a new offer that would boost the district’s proposal to increase what it spends on teacher pay by an extra $3 million, and fund two additional years of cost-of-living raises.
A Denver teachers strike would be an attempt to pressure the school district into giving the teachers union what it wants — a new pay structure and more money for teacher salaries.
Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova said she was shocked to learn about an email sent out last week that said immigrant teachers working on visas at DPS would be reported to immigration authorities if they participated in a now-postponed teacher strike: “This was wrong.”
Negotiations could resume as the district and the teachers union await a decision on state intervention in a potential Denver strike.
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.
This fall marks 55 years since a massive student boycott to protest segregation in Chicago schools, and six years since a strike aimed at improving conditions for teachers. A new book by University of Illinois at Chicago historian Elizabeth Todd-Breland examines that history that unites those two events.
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