Recently Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the statement that, "Teachers are striking out of choice, not necessity." Mind you that this is the same tired language that he said during our last strike in 2012.
There is nothing more I would rather do than teach.
But unfortunately we are left with no other options but to strike.
Unlike Rahm, we love the students of Chicago. We want them to have fully funded schools, that have counselors, librarians, nurses, working technology, classrooms that aren’t falling apart, sports, limits on class sizes and activities.
Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago, was seeking an court order on Sunday to declare extended strike action by thousands of Chicago teachers illegal. If the strike is extended by the Chicago Teachers Union, there will be no classes i...
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today continued to sell his message that the Chicago teachers strike was “avoidable” as picketing teachers provided the background noise to a news conference at a Marquette Park school.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel tonight said a teachers strike is "not necessary" because the two sides were close.