A Look at the Deal that Ended the Chicago Teachers Strike

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 10:58 am

Dylan Matthews intends to wrap up the Chicago teachers strike with an assessment of what both sides got out of the contract “in one post.” Here’s a list, in one post, of some of the things he left out, culled mostly from what the CTU informed its members was in the contract. • Arts, music [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Votes to Suspend Strike

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 4:05 pm

The Chicago Teachers Union has agreed to suspend its seven-day strike and return to work. Classes will resume for more than 350,000 students on Wednesday. This does not mean they have agreed to the contract submitted by the Chicago Public Schools, only that they will complete the strike action, while reserving the right to walk [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Meet Today to Vote on Contract

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 9:01 am

The House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union will meet today to decide on whether to accept a contract worked out last week in negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools. Union leaders initially hinted that they would accept the tentative agreement on Sunday while the details got hammered out, but decided to take more [...]

Chicago Teachers Strike to Last Couple More Days, as Union Mulls Over Tentative Agreement

By: Sunday September 16, 2012 6:00 pm

Chicago public school students will not return to the classroom on Monday, as the Chicago Teachers Union decided to take more time to mull over a contract proposal. Students will not return to class until Wednesday at the earliest, according to the union. The delegates could vote to end the strike as early as Tuesday, [...]

Chicago Teachers Strike a Critical Moment in the Future of Public Education

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 11:42 am

The Chicago teachers strike could end by Monday, CTU President Karen Lewis now projects. It’s hard to get a handle on where the concessions have been made. We know that raises would be restructured as per union policy and health insurance rates would remain the same, pending union participation in wellness programs. In addition, the [...]

Chicago Teachers Strike Could End Tomorrow

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 7:41 am

The Chicago Teachers Union strike could end as early as tomorrow. Both sides reported progress in yesterday’s bargaining session, and hopes are high that today’s session will complete whatever outstanding issues exist. Since strikes are technically confined to bargaining issues like pay and benefits, we only have the barest sketch of the emerging deal. The [...]

The Goal for CTU is Better Schools, Not Better Pay

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 9:04 am

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s op-ed for USA Today makes the overlooked point that Chicago teachers are striking, not necessarily for better pay as it has been claimed in most of the traditional media (complete with haughty stories about those lucky duckie rich teachers), but for better schools. The issues that teachers are fighting for go [...]

CTU Negotiating Position: Let’s Fix Chicago Schools – Literally

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 12:27 pm

Those politicians and observers asking for the striking Chicago Teachers Union and the city to get back to the bargaining table neglect the fact that they never left. Talks continue between the two sides. And according to this report, CTU has several points of contention. …while Chicago Board of Education officials have said the two [...]

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