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Chicago Teachers Strike Vote

If These Politicians Think Teachers Have It So Easy, Why Did They Become Bankers?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week a lot of Democrats and "liberals" are attacking Chicago teachers for what they tell us are their extravagant and "unreasonable" demands. It's funny: If they think teaching's such a gravy train, why have they all become bankers instead?

Chicago Strike Spotlights Linchpin Of Obama Ed Policy

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

-- One of the key disagreements driving Chicago teachers to the picket lines this week is also a central component of President Barack Obama's educat...

Joy Resmovits

Thousands Of Chicago Teachers Take To The Streets | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

It started early in the morning and crescendoed in the afternoon, with thousands upon thousands of teachers clad in red union shirts swarming downtown...

Poor Students Can't Afford Teachers' Strike

brookings | Beth Akers and Matthew M. Chingos | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. Ninety-three years ago yesterday, the Boston police force went on strike, leaving the...

Chicago Students, Parents, Take To Twitter On Teachers Strike

Posted 11.10.2012 | Education

Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after weeks of negotiations between the city and the Chicago Teacher's Union fai...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers In Country's 3rd Largest District Go On Strike | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

On Monday, Chicago's public school students won't have any classes to go to. After weeks of negotiations, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's team and the Chicago...

Teachers, School Board Resume Negotiations As Strike Approaches

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 11.09.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With Chicago teachers poised to go on strike for the first time in a quarter century, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much the...

Chicago Teachers Ready To Strike, Negotiations Continue

AP | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN | Posted 11.08.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union and district officials said they will negotiate through the weekend, if necessary, to try to avoid a strike on M...

Teachers Union Says Contract Talks 'Improving,' AFT Backs Strike

Posted 09.07.2012 | Chicago

Chicago teachers got a significant endorsement for their plan to strike if contract negotiations aren't resolved by next week, but according to early ...

Teachers Union Sets Strike Date For Sept. 10, CPS Announces Plan

Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

One day after filing the required 10-day strike notice, the Chicago Teachers Union on Thursday announced their strike is set to begin Sept. 10. The...

With Teacher Strike On The Horizon, CPS Bears Down

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.30.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union issued a 10-day strike notice Wednesday, saying teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are ready...

Teachers Union Officially Files 10-Day Notice Of Strike

Posted 08.29.2012 | Chicago

Updated story The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday took another big step toward a teacher walkout. The union filed the required 10-day notice...

Union: 90 Percent Of Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 08.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly to authorize the first strike in 25 years if their union a...

Teachers Union On Verge Of Authorizing First Strike In 25 Years

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 06.09.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Angry that one promised raise disappeared and that they're being asked to work longer days without what they consider to be an adequate pay...