Chicago teachers strike

CTU To Hold Friday Strike

Mar 29, 2016

The Chicago Teachers Union plans to strike Friday in a full day of teach-ins and rallies. The demonstrations will take place at Chicago State, the University of Illinois at Chicago, City Hall, and the Thompson Center. They are designed to bring attention to district contract disputes, as well as put pressure on state government to increase funds for public education. While the Thompson Center protest is set to begin at 4PM , the union says some members will be picketing their schools as early...

No Deal: Chicago Teachers To Continue Strike

Sep 17, 2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will seek a court order to end the teachers strike, and that the strike is illegal under state law. "I will not stand by while the children of Chicago are played as pawns in an internal dispute within a union," Emanuel said in a statement . "This was a strike of choice and is now a delay of choice that is wrong for our children. Every day our kids are kept out of school is one more day we fail in our mission: to ensure that every child in every community has...