Chicago teachers vote to strike over stalled contract negotiations

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

Facebook Twitter RedditCHICAGO – 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 […]

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

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

Facebook Twitter RedditBy Kyle Olson 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 […]

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

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

Facebook Twitter RedditBy Ben Velderman      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.