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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 3 days 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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Chicago Tribune
Teachers who don't want to walk the linefor what we do. We have mortgages, student loans and child care expenses to pay
Teachers who don't want to walk the line
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
for what we do. We have mortgages, student loans and child care expenses to pay. But we don't think a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union is the answer. We teach because we love our students and being in classrooms with them. We believe we... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS' double-dog dareteachers not to strike over its demand that they pick up a 7 percent pension ta
CPS' double-dog dare
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
teachers not to strike over its demand that they pick up a 7 percent pension tab that the district can no longer afford. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis tweeted: "Make no mistake, if CPS enforces a 7% pay cut, we will STRIKE!!!" In... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel's school board OKs property tax hikes for new CPS budgetother projects in the capital budget that school officials have yet to specify.
Emanuel's school board OKs property tax hikes for new CPS budget
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
other projects in the capital budget that school officials have yet to specify. Before the vote, community groups and the Chicago Teachers Union held demonstrations and prominent advocacy groups criticized parts of the Chicago Public Schools... Read more
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Daily Herald
As community questions spending, CPS lays out capital planswho must pass "pension reform" by January for the money to materialize, and on
As community questions spending, CPS lays out capital plans
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
who must pass "pension reform" by January for the money to materialize, and on about $30 million in concessions from the Chicago Teachers Union. Meanwhile, CPS, which claims a budget deficit of $1.1 billion -- also announced intentions this week... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Teachers Union leaders decry capital plans for schoolsChicago Teachers Union officials and community groups criticized a series of co
Chicago Teachers Union leaders decry capital plans for schools
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
Chicago Teachers Union officials and community groups criticized a series of construction projects planned by Chicago Public Schools during one of several public hearings on the district's proposed capital and operating budgets. Wednesday's hearing... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Experts say CPS operating in ‘crisis mode'in state aid that remains subject to state agreement on pension reforms, and is
Experts say CPS operating in ‘crisis mode'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
in state aid that remains subject to state agreement on pension reforms, and is also counting on concessions from the Chicago Teachers Union in a contract that remains under negotiation. Financial strains are forcing the district to stretch... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CTU Offers Training for Potential Teachers StrikeThe Chicago Teachers Union sent an email to teachers Tuesday offering training
CTU Offers Training for Potential Teachers Strike
NBC Chicago / Posted 13 days ago
The Chicago Teachers Union sent an email to teachers Tuesday offering training for a potential fall strike. According to the email, the training is aimed at bringing "educators together with union members from other public sector unions to share... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Teachers Pension Fund overpays retirees nearly $2.8 millionof our members have been inconvenienced and rightfully frustrated in this proce
Chicago Teachers Pension Fund overpays retirees nearly $2.8 million
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
of our members have been inconvenienced and rightfully frustrated in this process," said Rehak, who helps represent the Chicago Teachers Union alongside retirees, school administrators and Chicago Board of Education members on the fund's... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Brian Noonan Show : Study abroad trips, teacher strikes, and Pokemon Go storieshe should make the trip to visit Madrid during the fall semester. Then, listene
Brian Noonan Show : Study abroad trips, teacher strikes, and Pokemon Go stories
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 15 days ago
he should make the trip to visit Madrid during the fall semester. Then, listeners call in to discuss the latest with the Chicago Teachers Union, with unique perspectives from newsman Roger Badesch. Producer Cody Gough, who returns this week from... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Watch and learn, kids: What example will Chicago teachers set?but students are already being schooled. They — and the rest of the city — wat
Watch and learn, kids: What example will Chicago teachers set?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
but students are already being schooled. They — and the rest of the city — watch and learn as school district leaders, the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel hurtle toward a possible school strike this fall. The teachers don't have a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Karen Lewis would better serve CTU by standing up to its radical factionof the classroom and abandon their school kids for as long as it takes to make
Karen Lewis would better serve CTU by standing up to its radical faction
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
of the classroom and abandon their school kids for as long as it takes to make it happen. CTU President Karen Lewis: "The Chicago Teachers Union has been clear. If the Board of Education imposes a 7 percent slash in our salaries, we will move to... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
CPS officials threaten cuts as parents brace for possible teacher strikesChief Forrest Claypool warned more classroom cuts would if teachers refused to
CPS officials threaten cuts as parents brace for possible teacher strikes
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 19 days ago
Chief Forrest Claypool warned more classroom cuts would if teachers refused to contribute more towards their pensions. The Chicago Teachers Union rejected that proposal earlier this year and raised the possibility of another teachers’ strike if a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel to CPS teachers: 'Be part of the solution'in calling on teachers to start contributing a chunk of their salaries toward t
Emanuel to CPS teachers: 'Be part of the solution'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
in calling on teachers to start contributing a chunk of their salaries toward their pensions — a long-standing proposal the Chicago Teachers Union so far rejected. Emanuel noted that Chicago property taxpayers are going to pay $250 million more... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS leader says without contract agreement, cuts coming to classroomswould be necessary if teachers don't agree to concessions in a new contract. C
CPS leader says without contract agreement, cuts coming to classrooms
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
would be necessary if teachers don't agree to concessions in a new contract. Claypool ratcheted up pressure on the Chicago Teachers Union a day after the district unveiled a budget that assumes teachers will accept contract terms similar to... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
President Lewis Warns of Inevitable Strike Should CPS Enforce Cuts to Wages, Benefitsfrom today’s news conference in response to the new Chicago Public Schools budg
President Lewis Warns of Inevitable Strike Should CPS Enforce Cuts to Wages, Benefits
CommonDreams.org / Posted 20 days ago
from today’s news conference in response to the new Chicago Public Schools budget: “I am Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union. I am joined by fellow officers, Vice President Jesse Sharkey and Financial Secretary Maria Moreno. We... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Chicago: Karen Lewis Warns of Strike Due to Mass Layoffs and Budget CutsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:The Chicago Teachers Union warns of inevitable strike sho
Chicago: Karen Lewis Warns of Strike Due to Mass Layoffs and Budget Cuts
Op-Ed News / Posted 20 days ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:The Chicago Teachers Union warns of inevitable strike should CPS enforce cuts to wages and benefits of public school educators because of draconian budget cuts imposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.“Our members are returning to filthy... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
$5.4 billion CPS budget banks on pension overhaul to close gapmillion of outstanding short-term debt, school documents show. MORE ON THE STO
$5.4 billion CPS budget banks on pension overhaul to close gap
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 20 days ago
million of outstanding short-term debt, school documents show. MORE ON THE STORY: The 2017 proposal also assumes that the Chicago Teachers Union agrees to a contract that is similar in framework to the agreement that district officials reached... Read more
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Rappler
Joseph Ocol: Former whistle-blower now producing chess champsable to produce champs in state and national competitions. Despite the success
Joseph Ocol: Former whistle-blower now producing chess champs
Rappler / Posted 21 days ago
able to produce champs in state and national competitions. Despite the success, controversy tailed Ocol. On April 1, the Chicago Teachers Union, the 3rd biggest union in the United States, staged a one-day picket to protest the absence of funds... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools budget: Promises, promisesbut asks employees to pick up their share. That would be worth $130 million in
Chicago Public Schools budget: Promises, promises
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
but asks employees to pick up their share. That would be worth $130 million in savings when fully phased in. In January, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis praised the deal that included the pension pickup as a "serious offer." But that... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
CPS head offers positive budget outlook as possibility of teachers’ strike loomsthe budget also aims to pay for teachers’ pensions by reinstating a property ta
CPS head offers positive budget outlook as possibility of teachers’ strike looms
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
the budget also aims to pay for teachers’ pensions by reinstating a property tax worth $250 million. The Chicago Teachers Union also pledged recently to protest CPS’ plans to lay off 500 teachers because of dwindling... Read more
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Daily Herald
CPS proposes budget is called balanced, teachers doubtfulbudget for fiscal 2017 that is balanced. However, the proposed $5.4 billion bu
CPS proposes budget is called balanced, teachers doubtful
Daily Herald / Posted 21 days ago
budget for fiscal 2017 that is balanced. However, the proposed $5.4 billion budget released Monday is based on the Chicago Teachers Union accepting a contract similar to one the union rejected earlier this year. Schools CEO Forrest... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPS proposes $5.4 billion budget that relies on 'anticipated labor savings'Chicago Public Schools on Monday released a proposed $5.4 billion operating bud
CPS proposes $5.4 billion budget that relies on 'anticipated labor savings'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
Chicago Public Schools on Monday released a proposed $5.4 billion operating budget that assumes the Chicago Teachers Union will accept a contract similar to one a CTU bargaining team soundly rejected earlier this year. "Without absolute certainty on... Read more
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The China Post
Chicago schools lays off 1,000, about half are teachersCPS officials said the $2.8 billion budget is roughly $140 million less than wh
Chicago schools lays off 1,000, about half are teachers
The China Post / Posted 23 days ago
CPS officials said the $2.8 billion budget is roughly $140 million less than what schools received in September. Chicago Teachers Union criticized the layoffs in a statement, saying "the gutting ... only weakens schools and puts children... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Layoffs affect 1,000 at Chicago schoolsofficials said the $2.8 billion budget is roughly $140 million less than what s
Layoffs affect 1,000 at Chicago schools
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
officials said the $2.8 billion budget is roughly $140 million less than what schools received in September. Chicago Teachers Union criticized the layoffs in a statement, saying, “The gutting … only weakens schools and puts children... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CPS lays off 500 teachers, another 500 staff - Education Newsteaching vacancies, it expected a majority of teachers to be rehired. Scroll d
CPS lays off 500 teachers, another 500 staff - Education News
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 24 days ago
teaching vacancies, it expected a majority of teachers to be rehired. Scroll down for school-by-school breakdown. The Chicago Teachers Union criticized the move in a statement: “The gutting of experienced educators and other school employees... Read more
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Salon.com
Chicago schools lays off 1,000, about half are teachersofficials said the $2.8 billion budget is roughly $140 million less than what s
Chicago schools lays off 1,000, about half are teachers
Salon.com / Posted 24 days ago
officials said the $2.8 billion budget is roughly $140 million less than what schools received in September. Chicago Teachers Union criticized the layoffs in a statement, saying “the gutting … only weakens schools and puts children at... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CPS lays off nearly 500 teachers, another 500 stafffor jobs, and CPS said that with about 1,000 teaching vacancies it expected a m
CPS lays off nearly 500 teachers, another 500 staff
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 24 days ago
for jobs, and CPS said that with about 1,000 teaching vacancies it expected a majority of teachers to be rehired. The Chicago Teachers union criticized the move in a statement: “The gutting of experienced educators and other school employees... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Nearly 1,000 CPS Teachers, Staff to Receive Layoff Noticesdistrict by implementing layoffs, cutting special education services and other
Nearly 1,000 CPS Teachers, Staff to Receive Layoff Notices
NBC Chicago / Posted 24 days ago
district by implementing layoffs, cutting special education services and other programs that help students excel,” the Chicago Teachers Union said in a statement. “The gutting of experienced educators and other school employees only weakens... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
From sex scandals to Karl Marx: 23 years of Bughouse Square Debate topicsOf LaborSpeaker: A.J. Segneri, Foundation for a United Front Public Education
From sex scandals to Karl Marx: 23 years of Bughouse Square Debate topics
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
Of LaborSpeaker: A.J. Segneri, Foundation for a United Front Public Education And Civil RightsSpeaker: Brandon J. Johnson, Chicago Teachers Union Why Rahm Is Still Unbeatable, However...Speaker: Enrique Perez, South Loop concerned... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
When Rahm Emanuel becomes political baggagewatchdogs. He continued to borrow and spend money the city doesn't have. And he
When Rahm Emanuel becomes political baggage
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
watchdogs. He continued to borrow and spend money the city doesn't have. And he has been in the fetal position with the Chicago Teachers Union since the 2012 strike. He wasted four years because he couldn't bring himself to do what was right at... Read more

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