Posts tagged "strike"

What's Up This Week: the Latino vote, CHA announcements and Black Friday walk-out

What's Up This Week: the Latino vote, CHA announcements and Black Friday walk-out
Behind the Numbers. We’ve heard a lot about the decisive Latino vote in this election but behind the numbers is a different story. We zoomed into Chicago and looked at the political struggles still facing Latino communities despite their gains in high-profile offices and majority ward status. Black Friday. Workers at Walmart stores across the... Read more »

Is Chicago still a union town?

Is Chicago still a union town?
“Get up, get down, Chicago is a union town.” One of the most popular chants during September’s teachers strike spoke to the city’s proud labor history. It was the town where the teachers movement union began in 1897, immigrant workers organized the meatpacking industry in the 1930s and the demand for an eight-hour day took... Read more »

Chicago teacher strike is over, students to return to school

Chicago Public School students will head back to school Wednesday, after the union’s House of Delegates decided to end the seven-day strike. About 800 delegates were discussing the tentative contract Tuesday afternoon, when on a voice vote, they decided to return to the classroom. Parents across the city were relieved as the city’s first strike... Read more »
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What's Up This Week: Teacher strike continues, Occupy Chicago anniversary, and a rally against mass incarceration

What's Up This Week: Teacher strike continues, Occupy Chicago anniversary, and a rally against mass incarceration
Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on around Chicago this week: Teachers Still On Strike Chicago public school teachers are back on the picket lines as the strike heads into its second school week. Union president Karen Lewis said the strike would continue at least until Tuesday and that delegates voted overwhelmingly to take 24... Read more »

Chicago teacher strike opens dialog on the state of schools to other voices

Chicago teacher strike opens dialog on the state of schools to other voices
Chicago’s public school teachers are walking the picket lines for the second day in their labor dispute with the district. As the negotiations continue, many are hopeful the talks bring about a broader conversation on long-overdue changes for many students. The daily realities that low-income students face are bleak. Reports show that many of the... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing
Here’s some of the stories relating to race and poverty that’s happening around Chicago this week: Chicago Teacher Strike. Chicago teachers are on strike for the first time in 25 years. After the the two sides failed to reach an agreement by the strike deadline Sunday, officials began to prepare to have more than 350,000... Read more »
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Chicago teachers to go on strike after contract talks fail

Chicago teachers to go on strike after contract talks fail
Chicago’s public school teachers are going on strike. The teacher’s union announced late Sunday that contract talks with the district failed over issues such as job security and benefits. Meanwhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the remaining issues could be resolved without disrupting the school year. “This is not a strike that I wanted,” Emanuel told... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: countdown to teacher strike date; school bus shot on South side; Obama invisible on race and poverty

Race, poverty and politics: countdown to teacher strike date; school bus shot on South side; Obama invisible on race and poverty
As the countdown to the possible teacher’s strike looms closer, the Chicago Teachers Union chief says  negotiations have “taken a turn for the better.” The CTU and Chicago Public Schools would need to come to an agreement on several contentious issues, including school closings, tenure allowances and air conditioner in Track E schools to avoid... Read more »

What's up this week: Chicago Teachers Union rally as CPS heads back to school

What's up this week: Chicago Teachers Union rally as CPS heads back to school
The lead up to the start of the school year often comes with some nervousness: A rough night’s sleep, a knot in the stomach, lingering when deciding what to wear. We’ve all felt it, but this year Chicagoans who aren’t in school and don’t have children may also have some school year jitters. That’s because... Read more »
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Race, poverty and politics: City passes new gun law, OKs $7M in police torture settlements; CTU, CPS agree on longer day with more teachers; Chick-fil-A not on Logan Square's menu

Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson and 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke are in a feud that went public Thursday over Burke’s refusal to release information on the city’s workers compensation program. Ferguson wants to look into reports of a number of police officers and firefighters abusing the city’s disability pay programs. Burke, as chair of... Read more »