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Salon.com
Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date if deal not reachedCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has set an Oct. 11 strike date if the
Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date if deal not reached
Salon.com / Posted 5 hours ago
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has set an Oct. 11 strike date if the union fails to reach a contract agreement with Chicago Public Schools. Saying it’s time to move contract talks along, union president Karen Lewis said teachers will... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date if deal not reachedCHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union has set an Oct. 11 strike date if the uni
Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date if deal not reached
Daily Herald / Posted 7 hours ago
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union has set an Oct. 11 strike date if the union fails to reach a contract agreement by then with Chicago Public Schools. Saying it's time to move contract talks along, union president Karen Lewis said teachers will... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
CPS union delegates meet; Strike vote possiblethis afternoon and members could vote on a strike date. The earliest by state
CPS union delegates meet; Strike vote possible
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 8 hours ago
this afternoon and members could vote on a strike date. The earliest by state law would be October 11th. The last time Chicago Teachers Union went on strike was in 2012. Earlier this week CTU leadership announced its members overwhelmingly... Read more
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USA Today
5 things you need to know Wednesdaypolicy. The veto was the 12th of Obama's presidency and the first to face the s
5 things you need to know Wednesday
USA Today / Posted 22 hours ago
policy. The veto was the 12th of Obama's presidency and the first to face the serious prospect of a veto override. The Chicago Teachers Union’s governing body will decide Wednesday whether to send a 10-day strike notice to the state Education... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Moody's downgrades Chicago Public Schools further into junk statusdistrict announced budgets at about 300 schools would lose a total of $45 milli
Moody's downgrades Chicago Public Schools further into junk status
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
district announced budgets at about 300 schools would lose a total of $45 million because of enrollment declines, and the Chicago Teachers Union said its members authorized a strike if contract talks break down. Moody's warned its debt rating... Read more
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Daily Herald
Moody's pushes CPS credit rating deeper into junk statusannouncing its rating move, Moody's referenced "strong employee bargaining grou
Moody's pushes CPS credit rating deeper into junk status
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
announcing its rating move, Moody's referenced "strong employee bargaining groups that impede cost cutting efforts." The Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday its members voted 95 percent in favor to authorize a strike if necessary to obtain a... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
“For those who believe that Donald Trump will do poorly because he’s too loose with the facts remember that George W. Bush debated and even won a few”include the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the shooting
“For those who believe that Donald Trump will do poorly because he’s too loose with the facts remember that George W. Bush debated and even won a few”
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
include the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the shooting near Millennium Park this weekend, the Chicago Teachers Union revealing the results of their strike vote, Disney reportedly interested in buying Twitter, David Ross... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago Teachers Union authorizes strike -- againThe Chicago Teachers Union said Monday that 95 percent of members who participa
Chicago Teachers Union authorizes strike -- again
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday that 95 percent of members who participated in a poll last week have agreed to authorize a strike this fall. Some 90.6 percent of eligible teachers, clinicians and aides signed their names on petitions... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talksschool district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the ea
Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
school district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the earliest one could occur is mid-October. The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, that about 95 percent of its voting members favored strike authorization.... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talksschool district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the ea
Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 2 days ago
school district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the earliest one could occur is mid-October. The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, that about 95 percent of its voting members favored strike authorization.... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talksschool district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the ea
Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
school district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the earliest one could occur is mid-October. The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, that about 95 percent of its voting members favored strike authorization.... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talksschool district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the ea
Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 2 days ago
school district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the earliest one could occur is mid-October. The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday that 95 percent of its voting members favored strike authorization. The support was... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CTU Members Vote to Authorize Strike Amid Contract BattleMembers of the Chicago Teachers Union have voted to authorize a strike amid an
CTU Members Vote to Authorize Strike Amid Contract Battle
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union have voted to authorize a strike amid an ongoing contract battle with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Board of Education. The union said Monday that 95 percent of members voted in favor of a... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
95% of Chicago teachers vote to authorize strikeschool district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the ea
95% of Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
school district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the earliest one could occur is mid-October. The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday that 95 percent of its voting members favored strike authorization. The support was... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Suburban school districts offer cash bonus to some retired educatorsdo not get automatic 6 percent pay bumps prior to retirement and do not get pos
Suburban school districts offer cash bonus to some retired educators
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
do not get automatic 6 percent pay bumps prior to retirement and do not get post-retirement bonuses, according to the Chicago Teachers Union. The only provision in CTU's contract related to post-retirement is that educators can get a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Emergency meeting for CTU body tasked with setting strike datesEven before the results of its second strike vote have been tallied, the Chicag
Emergency meeting for CTU body tasked with setting strike dates
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Even before the results of its second strike vote have been tallied, the Chicago Teachers Union has called an emergency meeting of the governing board authorized with setting strike dates. Instead of waiting until the regularly scheduled Oct. 5... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Teachers Union's vote charadeWednesday on whether to authorize a strike if contract negotiations collapse. A
The Chicago Teachers Union's vote charade
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Wednesday on whether to authorize a strike if contract negotiations collapse. A 2011 state law says at least 75 percent of Chicago Teachers Union members must approve a strike before a date can be set. We'll save you the suspense: CTU members will... Read more
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FOX News
Chicago Teachers Union Begins Strike Authorization Votein the nation's third-largest school district are casting ballots on whether th
Chicago Teachers Union Begins Strike Authorization Vote
FOX News / Posted 7 days ago
in the nation's third-largest school district are casting ballots on whether they support a strike. Members of the Chicago Teachers Union began voting for a strike authorization on Wednesday. Voting lasts through Friday. Union officials say... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Chicago teachers vote on strike authorization-- Teachers heading to schools across Chicago will vote on whether they approve
Chicago teachers vote on strike authorization
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
-- Teachers heading to schools across Chicago will vote on whether they approve a strike today. It’s the second time the Chicago Teachers Union has called for a vote to authorize a strike in nine months, and the union hopes to have all ballots... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Teachers Union helping charter teachers in contract fightWith the Chicago Teachers Union mulling a possible walkout as early as next mon
Chicago Teachers Union helping charter teachers in contract fight
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
With the Chicago Teachers Union mulling a possible walkout as early as next month, another school contract fight is unfolding outside the spotlight that could result in a strike at one of the city's largest charter school networks. Educators at the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Charter schools, John Oliver and the NAACPcharter expansion staggers on, emerging as part of the long-running talks on a
Charter schools, John Oliver and the NAACP
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
charter expansion staggers on, emerging as part of the long-running talks on a new teachers contract between CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union. Amazingly, CPS has volunteered to squelch its own charter expansion to appease charter-loathing... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school yeara strike could happen is mid-October. “There’s never any good time to strike.
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year
Northwest Herald / Posted 20 days ago
a strike could happen is mid-October. “There’s never any good time to strike. There is never any good time to not strike,” Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said as union members met this week. “We will listen to what our members are... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school yearFILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, teachers picket outside Morgan Park H
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago, as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued into its second week. Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district will vote later... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school yearFILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, teachers picket outside Morgan Park H
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year
Stamford Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago, as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued into its second week. Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district will vote later... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school yearFILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, teachers picket outside Morgan Park H
Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year
Connecticut Post / Posted 20 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago, as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued into its second week. Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district will vote later... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Chicago Teachers Union call for second strike authorization voteCHICAGO - There will be a second strike authorization vote by the Chicago Teach
Chicago Teachers Union call for second strike authorization vote
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
CHICAGO - There will be a second strike authorization vote by the Chicago Teachers Union. That vote will take place between September 21st and the 23rd. They say they called for a second vote to re-mobilize members, and avoid any legal efforts by... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CTU to Make Announcement About Potential Teachers StrikeThe Chicago Teachers Union is scheduled to make an announcement about a potenti
CTU to Make Announcement About Potential Teachers Strike
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union is scheduled to make an announcement about a potential teachers strike Wednesday evening after a meeting of its House of Delegates. CTU President Karen Lewis, Vice President Jesse Sharkey and other leaders are slated to... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago Teachers Union Meet on Possible Strike DatePublic Schools kicked off a new school year Tuesday, union leaders continued to
Chicago Teachers Union Meet on Possible Strike Date
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
Public Schools kicked off a new school year Tuesday, union leaders continued to prepare for a potential strike. The Chicago Teachers Union has been working without a contract for more than a year. If no agreement is reached, the union is... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
CTU leaders could set strike date todayCHICAGO -- The House of Delegates for the Chicago Teachers Union will meet toda
CTU leaders could set strike date today
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
CHICAGO -- The House of Delegates for the Chicago Teachers Union will meet today, and could set a date for a strike. The union is planning to hold a strike authorization vote. At least 75 percent of its members would need to vote in favor of a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CTU Strike Still on the Table as School Year Kicks OffPublic Schools kicked off a new school year Tuesday, union leaders continued to
CTU Strike Still on the Table as School Year Kicks Off
NBC Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
Public Schools kicked off a new school year Tuesday, union leaders continued to prepare for a potential strike. The Chicago Teachers Union has been working without a contract for more than a year. If no agreement is reached, the union is... Read more
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Daily Herald
Spotlight on Chicago teacher contracts on first day of classschool district as Chicago students attend the first day of school. Chicago Pu
Spotlight on Chicago teacher contracts on first day of class
Daily Herald / Posted 22 days ago
school district as Chicago students attend the first day of school. Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis both held public appearances Tuesday. The question of whether there could be a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Claypool, Lewis address lack of teachers contract on the first day of schoolthat not all of its members would see a net pay increase over the life of a con
Claypool, Lewis address lack of teachers contract on the first day of school
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
that not all of its members would see a net pay increase over the life of a contract that CPS proposed last winter. A Chicago Teachers Union bargaining team rejected the offer, according to the union. CTU President Karen Lewis wouldn't... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS begins new school year with same old problemsreturn to classrooms Tuesday. For the second September in a row, there's no ac
CPS begins new school year with same old problems
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
return to classrooms Tuesday. For the second September in a row, there's no accord on a teachers' contract, and the Chicago Teachers Union is pushing the possibility of a strike as early as next month. School budgets are typically tight, and... Read more
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The Morning Call
Moshe Marvit: Five myths about labor unionsunions, for example, have found creative ways to better the lives of students t
Moshe Marvit: Five myths about labor unions
The Morning Call / Posted 24 days ago
unions, for example, have found creative ways to better the lives of students through collective bargaining, with the Chicago Teachers Union going on strike in part for increased libraries and other resources, and the St. Paul, Minn., teachers... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
10th Ward alderman resurrects Labor Day celebration on Southeast SideIf you're part of a movement, come on out. This is about the working class." J
10th Ward alderman resurrects Labor Day celebration on Southeast Side
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
If you're part of a movement, come on out. This is about the working class." Jackson Potter, staff coordinator for the Chicago Teachers Union, said the 10th Ward is one of the strongest in terms of working families and unions. The CTU is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Resurrected parade on Southeast Side salutes organized laborby a single Chicago police squad car, the parade kicked off just after 12:30 p.
Resurrected parade on Southeast Side salutes organized labor
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
by a single Chicago police squad car, the parade kicked off just after 12:30 p.m. Dozens of groups, including the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Women in Trades, followed closely, throwing pieces of candy and waving to the crowd.... Read more
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NBC Chicago
NBC 5 Exclusive: Rauner Talks Trump, Chicago Crime, Schoolsother neighborhoods and we’re doing a good job on that,” he added. Additionall
NBC 5 Exclusive: Rauner Talks Trump, Chicago Crime, Schools
NBC Chicago / Posted 29 days ago
other neighborhoods and we’re doing a good job on that,” he added. Additionally, Rauner was also asked about a potential Chicago Teachers Union strike that could come as early as next month. Rauner didn’t directly address the possibility, but... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Teachers Union plans another vote on authorizing strikeChicago Teachers Union officials plan to have their membership take another str
Chicago Teachers Union plans another vote on authorizing strike
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
Chicago Teachers Union officials plan to have their membership take another strike authorization vote as teachers start a second school year without a contract. The union's full membership in December overwhelmingly authorized its leaders to call a... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CTU to Vote on Tentative October Strike Date: Sourcesis reached the union is discussing a strike date of Oct. 17, or sooner, accordi
CTU to Vote on Tentative October Strike Date: Sources
NBC Chicago / Posted 1 months ago
is reached the union is discussing a strike date of Oct. 17, or sooner, according to sources close to the decision. The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates has not yet voted on the strike date, but will meet Sept. 7 with setting a strike... Read more

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