Today’s news is mostly about various reactions to the news that CTU has filed notice of its intention to strike — which means it could call a strike as soon as September 10. WBEZ highlights that the notice is part of a negotiating strategy, not necessarily a desire to actually do it. Teachers, parents, CPS officials all weigh in on what they think about the possibility. The Sun Times editorial page worries about the impact on public support for education. What’s your reaction to this turn of events and the possibility of a strike? What do you think your neighbors’ reactions will be?
If CPS teachers strike, public education could be undermined Chicago Sun-Times (opinion): Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), holds a press conference to discuss the next course of action in contract talks with the Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times. storyidforme: …
Chicago parents fret: What to do if teachers go on strike? Sun Times: On Wednesday, parents of Chicago Public Schools students learned that the Chicago Teachers Union had filed a 10-day strike notice. That left moms and dads, already frustrated and bewildered, uncertain about what to do with their children if the teachers go on strike. “It’s going tobe a madhouse scramble” to find child care, one parent said.
Parents, activists discuss potential strike Catalyst: The teachers union, which announced they were filing a 10-day strike notice Wednesday afternoon, has made a concerted effort to forge ties with community groups. But it is unclear how the threat of a strike or an actual strike, should it happen, would be received generally among parents.
Chicago schools CEO says strike will hurt students AP: Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard says a teacher strike would only hurt students. Brizard said the school district will be prepared to provide services to students in the event of a strike.
Chicago Teachers Union’s notice could allow strike in 10 days Sun Times: Chicago’s first teacher walkout in 25 years could erupt as early as the fifth day of school — Sept. 10 — under a 10-day notice of intent to strike filed Wednesday by Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Armed with that notice, the union’s House of Delegates meets Thursday to discuss setting a possible strike date, propelled by a “strong sentiment’’ to “set the earliest possible” date, one union source said.
Chicago Teachers Give Notice of Possible Deadline for Strike New York Times: As parents here prepare to send their children back to school next week, the union representingChicago Public Schools teachers gave a 10-day notice on Wednesday of its intent to strike, the next legal step in a series of maneuvers amid …
Chicago teachers move closer to walkout Chicago Tribune: Contract negotiations between the union and Chicago Public Schools will continue through the week and likely the weekend, meaning a strike still could be averted. “I want to make clear that we will remain at the (negotiating) table until a deal gets done,” CTU …
Teachers union files strike notice to keep contract talks moving WBEZ: Public school teachers in Chicago could walk off the job during the second week of school.That’s because the Chicago Teachers Union has officially filed a 10-day strike notice with the Illinois Labor Relations Board.The 10-day strike notice does not necessarily mean teachers will go on strike.
Chicago Police officer and boy, 15, shot in ‘gun battle’ on South Side Sun Times: A Chicago Police officer and a 15-year-old boy shot each other Wednesday night on the Far South Side, police said. The 35-year-old officer was shot near his knee and the teen in his leg and side in the 1300 block of 112th Place, officials said.