OHIO: Threatened strike leaves thousands of learning disabled students in limbo

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

DAYTON, Ohio – Teachers in the Dayton, Ohio school district are holding the education of learning disabled students hostage as a negotiation tactic for a pay raise that taxpayers can’t afford. With less than a week until school starts, members of the Dayton Education Association are threatening to head to the picket lines instead of […]


Chicago Public Schools moves to block another threatened teachers strike

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHICAGO – Lawyers for Chicago Public Schools are asking the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board to block a proposed teachers strike for May 1. Delegates for the Chicago Teachers Union agreed to move forward on a possible one-day strike on May 1 earlier this month to protest the district’s proposal to cut as many as […]


Teachers strike in PA district for 16 percent pay increase

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

PALMERTON, Pa. – About 132 teachers, nurses and other school employees in a Pennsylvania school district went on strike Monday to push for a 16 percent pay increase over four years. Classes were canceled in the Palmerton Area School District Monday so teachers and other members of the local union can protest for higher pay […]


GRINCHES: PA teachers strike expected to spoil students’ Christmas break

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

DALLAS, Pa. – Teachers in Dallas Township, Pennsylvania walked out on their students Monday for the district’s first-ever teachers strike, though the extent of the teachers union’s demands remain unclear. Dallas Education Association officials contend they’ve presented the district’s negotiation team with multiple healthcare and salary proposals, and opted to strike after delaying the action […]


Chicago Public Schools avoids second teachers strike in four years by giving in to union demands

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union’s threat to walk out on students was successful, marking the second time in four years the union has used a teachers strike to pressure city officials into accepting contract terms. Officials with the CTU and Chicago Public Schools announced a contract agreement after 12 hours of negotiations on Monday, […]


Chicago teachers threaten first-ever charter school strike — for longer summer vacation

By Victor Skinner on Monday, October 10th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHICAGO – Unionized Chicago charter school teachers are threatening to walk out on students over vacation time, pay and benefits, echoing the much larger Chicago Teachers Union’s threat to strike this month. The United Educators of USCN (UNO Charter School Network) are threatening to strike as early as Oct. 19 over stalled union contract negotiations […]


Stockton teachers threaten strike, school board doubles substitute pay

By Victor Skinner on Monday, September 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Unified School District’s board of education is calling the local teachers union’s bluff. About a week after members of the Stockton Teachers Association voted to allow their union to call a strike, the school board voted Tuesday to more than double substitute teacher pay from $155 a day to $350 […]


Yuba City, CA teachers on strike after demanded 13% pay increase rejected

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

YUBA CITY, Calif. – About 700 Yuba City teachers walked out on students Thursday to prove to district officials they’re worth the 13 percent raise their union is demanding in contract negotiations. Yuba City Unified School District Superintendent Nancy Aaberg told the Appeal-Democrat that school officials hired and trained substitute teachers “to provide a safe […]


Chicago teachers union boss accuses governor of being ‘the new ISIS recruit’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

CHICAGO – Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is calling Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner “the new ISIS recruit.” She said he’s “a liar” who “lacks the ability to govern” alleges the Republican governor “purchased his seat, conned the people of Illinois and is clueless on how to turn around Illinois to better serve its citizens,” […]


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 Union calls latest budget cuts an ‘act of war’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said plans announced Tuesday to cut $100 million from the budget “is something I’d hoped to avoid at all costs.” Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis called it an “act of war,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports. “Due to their attack, we have no choice but to express […]


VIDEO: Detroit teachers clash with police during union protest

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

DETROIT – Detroit teachers are fighting the “system,” literally. Detroit Federation of Teachers members and others duked it out with police in the Hilton Garden Inn lobby as the union’s parent organization conducted a hearing over the ouster of former DFT President Steve Conn, The Detroit News reports. According to the news site: A melee […]


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 […]