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CTU Passages charter strikers to protest charter operator greed at high-rent fundraiser

CTU Passages charter strikers to protest charter operator greed at high-rent fundraiser

6:00 p.m.: Picket/press conference, Passages charter teachers at charter operator’s ‘gala’ fundraiser, 825 W. Erie Charter CEO makes same $250,00 salary to run one school as CPS CEO makes to run over 500, in naked example of operator self-enrichment...
Mayor puts brick on progress in bargaining as 4th charter strike this year begins

Mayor puts brick on progress in bargaining as 4th charter strike this year begins

6:30 a.m. TODAY, Tuesday, Oct. 22: Picket lines go up at 500+ Chicago public schools SEE BELOW for full schedule/locations/times Mayor blocks any additional movement at table, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, AFT President Randi Weingarten come to support strikers and...
CTU Passages charter strikers to protest charter operator greed at high-rent fundraiser

CTU president to join charter teachers as Passages announces strike date

7:00 a.m., Thurs. Oct. 10: Sharkey, charter teachers to announce strike date Passages charter school, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago CEO for lone CPS-funded charter earns equal to CPS CEO who oversees 500+ schools, as management undermines special ed, English...
Instead of funding classrooms, Namaste charter board to consider school closure

Instead of funding classrooms, Namaste charter board to consider school closure

CHICAGO, May 28, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union leadership has learned that the board of directors at Namaste charter school in McKinley Park will consider a plan to close the school at tonight’s 5:30 p.m. meeting, in an effort to block educators at the school from...
Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

TA ends three day strike and wins smaller classes, wrap-around supports, sanctuary protections for immigrant students, contract protections for special education students and English language learners. CHICAGO—CTU members at charter schools are reforming the industry...
Latino Youth HS settles, strike continues at charter operator Instituto’s schools

Latino Youth HS settles, strike continues at charter operator Instituto’s schools

Latino Youth strikers win sanctuary protections, mental health support, restorative justice, culturally appropriate curricula for low-income, Latinx high school students, as strike at Instituto schools continues.

Latino Youth HS settles, strike continues at charter operator Instituto’s schools

7A/1P TODAY: Friday actions to push management on financial shell games and demand fair contracts at three striking charter schools

7AM TODAY, May 3: Press conference/picket lines IHSCA, 2520 S. Western Ave., Chicago. (Picket lines at all three striking schools: IHSCA, IJLA, LYHS) 1PM TODAY, May 3: Rally and March IHSCA, 2520 S. Western Ave. Strikers will march to Instituto CEO’s office at...

CTU demands mediator as CPS seeks to renege on negotiations timeline

CPS move seeks to force CTU teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff to begin next school year with no contract—and no relief from overcrowded classrooms, severe staff shortages, chronically under-resourced school communities. CHICAGO, April 29, 2019—The CTU has...