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  • New teacher union contract approved

    New teacher union contract approved
      The Chicago Board of Education approved the new three-year Chicago Teachers Union contract Tuesday The action came at the board's first meeting with its new CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.   She replaced Jean Claude Brizzard three weeks after the teachers...
  • CTU sues to stop pension reform

    CTU sues to stop pension reform
    With its first strike in a quarter century past them, the Chicago Teachers Union is taking part in a new fight.  It’s suing to stop pension reform in Springfield.   The many pension investigations produced by WGN and the Chicago Tribune led...
  • Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day

    Chicago School Strike Hits Third Day
    CHICAGO -- Talks were set to start again Wednesday morning with Chicago's school board and striking public school teachers seemingly miles apart from reaching a deal to get 350,000 children back in school. And as rhetoric and accusations came from both...
  • Parents scramble to find care for kids during strike

    Parents scramble to find care for kids during strike
    As union teachers remain on strike, non-union employees tend to the "Children First" activities being offered at 147 schools across the city for a second day. Parents dropped children off today at the "Children First" sites, including McPherson...
  • Mayor Emanuel on CTU contract sticking point

    Mayor Emanuel on CTU contract sticking point
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reacting Tuesday afternoon to one of the sticking points in reaching a contract agreement with Chicago’s striking teachers. Specifically, he addressed whether or not individual school principals should be responsible for...
  • Full-court press on Chicago teachers coverage

    Full-court press on Chicago teachers coverage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in May 2011 and a month later his handpicked school board rescinded a 4 percent pay raise for teachers, leading Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to broach the possibility of a strike. Ever since, Chicago Tribune...
  • Some Chicago Public Schools custodians may strike

    Some Chicago Public Schools custodians may strike
    A union representing some Chicago Public Schools custodians has given notice that its workers may soon stop crossing picket lines in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union, whose members are on strike. Service Employees International Union Local 1...
  • Quinn greeted by striking teachers as he attends 9/11 memorial

    Gov. Pat Quinn was briefly confronted by striking Chicago Public Schools teachers today as he attended a memorial honoring Illinois soldiers who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The governor stopped to wish the teachers “good luck&...
  • How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution

    How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution
    Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
  • School parking restrictions continue despite strike

    School parking restrictions continue despite strike
    Chicago parking restrictions near schools are still in effect despite the ongoing teachers strike, according to the city Department of Finance. There is no temporary lifting of the parking restrictions, including no parking zones near schools, Deputy...
  • Emanuel spokeswoman: He does not like Nickelback

    Emanuel spokeswoman: He does not like Nickelback
    Chicago Mayor Emanuel doesn't actually like Nickelback, despite a sign at the teachers strike that indicated otherwise. When asked if the mayor is fond of the Canadian crooners, his spokeswoman Tarrah Cooper told RedEye in an e-mail "No." A photo of a...
  • Chicago school strike hits third day

    Chicago school strike hits third day
    Talks were set to start again Wednesday morning with Chicago's school board and striking public school teachers seemingly miles apart from reaching a deal to get 350,000 children back in school. And as rhetoric and accusations came from both sides,...