Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Teachers Union on collision course for strike

By Victor Skinner on Friday, March 4th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools officials’ decision to implement three furlough days to save the cash-strapped district $30 million is reigniting threats of a teachers union strike. District officials announced teachers and other school based workers will stay home on Good Friday, as well as June 22 and 23, which were previously scheduled professional development […]

Chicago teachers vote to strike over stalled contract negotiations

By Victor Skinner on Monday, December 14th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHICAGO – Chicago teachers are ready and willing to walk out on their students over money issues. The Chicago Teachers Union contends that 88 percent of its members voted in favor of allowing union bosses to call a strike over collective bargaining negotiations that have stalled in part because of the school district’s half-billion dollar […]

Union VP threatens school board, vows ‘no peace’ in Chicago

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 in Commentary, Unions, Video No Comments

By Kyle Olson EAGnews.org CHICAGO – During a Veterans Day protest – which focused on school closings, not the service of veterans – Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey said the union would go after the school board and there would be “no peace” in the city if the board follows through on a […]

CTU’s Lewis: Increased accountability unfair because poor kids can’t learn

By Jason on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 in Commentary, Unions No Comments

By Ben Velderman EAGnews.org      CHICAGO – One of main reasons the Chicago teachers have been on strike for three days (against their students and the rest of the community) is the union’s rigid opposition to any evaluation system that uses student learning to help measure a teacher’s classroom performance.