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CTU Thurs. strike schedule/bargaining update: Mayor opposes relief for overcrowded classes, staffing crisis

CTU Thurs. strike schedule/bargaining update: Mayor opposes relief for overcrowded classes, staffing crisis

STRIKE SCHEDULE: Today, Thursday, October 24 6:30 a.m.: Picket lines go up at all 500+ CPS district-run schools, PLUS Passages Charter strike picket line at 1643 W Bryn Mawr 7:00 a.m./SPANISH Language: CTU President Jesse Sharkey; CTU officer Maria Moreno; Sara...
Sharkey on Lightfoot budget: more austerity, less justice—and no relief for CPS students

Sharkey on Lightfoot budget: more austerity, less justice—and no relief for CPS students

7:00 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, Oct. 23: Town Hall with CTU paraprofessionals and Local 73 workers who are paid poverty wages. St. Benedict African Catholic Church, 340 W 66th Street (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24: Picket lines go up at all 500+...
Strike schedule, 10/23; CPS stalls bargaining again, as coaches make impassioned plea for resources

Strike schedule, 10/23; CPS stalls bargaining again, as coaches make impassioned plea for resources

6:30 a.m. TODAY: Passages Charter School strike, day two picket line, 1643 W Bryn Mawr Feeder march/West & Northwest side schools with CTU President Jesse Sharkey: Sears Tower, 311 S Wacker Park 9:00 a.m. TODAY: strikers, allies rally: City Hall, 121 North LaSalle...
Powerful new video showcases sustainable community schools program that Lightfoot seeks to gut

Powerful new video showcases sustainable community schools program that Lightfoot seeks to gut

Proven national model brings wrap-around supports, whole-child and whole-family approach to schools and neighborhoods deprived of resources for years. Check out the video here. CHICAGO—One of the hard-fought gains in the last contract between CPS and the CTU was a...
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 bargaining update: movement at the table—and much work to do

CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2019—As the CTU’s strike hits the midpoint of its first weekend, the CTU’s rank and file bargaining team and officers announced this evening that the union has come to a tentative agreement on eight issues, with substantial movement...

Strike dovetails with public pressure to spark progress from CPS at table

10A TODAY, Sat, Oct. 19: Rally—Safe Staffing in Our Hospitals! Clinicians In Our Schools! Douglas Park, Ogden and California, across the street from Mt. Sinai hospital. SEE BELOW for full Saturday schedule. At last, CPS shows willingness to bargain on key equity...
Mayor puts brick on progress in bargaining as 4th charter strike this year begins

Day 2 of CTU strike will bring educators, allies to City Hall at 1:30 pm

Day 2 of CTU strike will bring educators, allies to City Hall at 1:30 pm Some movement at bargaining table Thursday, but no agreement on special ed needs, classroom overcrowding, salary floor for low-wage teaching assistants, staffing shortages. CHICAGO—Educators and...
STRIKE: CTU educators hit picket lines at 6:30A Thurs., with 1:30P mass action at CPS

STRIKE: CTU educators hit picket lines at 6:30A Thurs., with 1:30P mass action at CPS

6:30 a.m. TODAY, Thurs., Oct. 17: Picket lines go up at 500+ Chicago public schools SEE BELOW for full schedule/locations/times. CHICAGO—After more than 10 months of frustrating bargaining, over 25,000 CTU teachers, clinicians, teaching assistants and support staff...