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 […]

Chicago Teachers Union: Huge raise not attainable

By Jason on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 in Commentary, Unions No Comments

By Kyle Olson CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union was derided earlier this year when the public learned it was demanding a 30% raise for teachers, including 24% in the first year. Given the current economic conditions and financial state of the school district, most people saw the union as out-of-touch and downright nuts.