CBS Chicago City streets could be full of protesters again on Monday, as the Chicago Teachers Union wraps up a three-day march to voice opposition to plans to close more than 50 public schools.
The Republic Karen Lewis says she and her slate of candidates have been re-elected to top offices of the Chicago Teachers Union.
Also, WBEZ fact checks what Chicago Public Schools has been claiming about their school closures plan. A must-read. [ more › ]
Karen Lewis, the fiery leader of the Chicago Teachers Union who led a strike last year and became a nationally known anti-school reform figure, has been elected to another three-year term as president. Today she will lead the first of … Continue reading ?
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district’s plan to close schools, was reelected to a second three-year term Friday, according to preliminary and still unofficial results released by the district.
The Socialism 2013 Conference agenda is out! And look who made the cover of the program. Not Che, not Mao, not Lenin, Stalin or Marx. The Chicago Teachers Union! Since the early days of the Occupy movement in October 2011, the ties between the radical institutional left and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) were becoming very clear. Show More Summary
The Chicago Teachers Union and education activists are planning three days of demonstrations in different city neighborhoods, starting Saturday, to protest the closing of 54 public schools this year. The closure plan by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and school district … Continue reading ?
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Teachers Union sued the nation's third-largest school district on Wednesday, saying a plan to close 54 schools this year discriminates against African-American children and those with disabilities.
The Chicago Teachers Union announced Wednesday morning they planned to file civil rights lawsuits in federal court to stop Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 54 schools. [ more › ]
By Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times Penny Pritzker, President Barack Obama’s Commerce secretary nominee, has long been a target of organized labor — with the drive against her led by the Chicago Teachers Union and Unite Here Local 1, representing the city’s hotel workers.
A week before the Chicago Public Schools board is to vote on the closing of 53 elementary schools, the Chicago Teachers Union says it plans to file two federal lawsuits to stop the district.
Neighborhoods across the city are desperately fighting to keep their schools open, many of them by arguing that the 50-plus closures suggested by Chicago Public Schools officials will devastate their already ailing communities. A report...Show More Summary
By Dan Mihalopoulos, The Chicago Sun-Times Teachers at one of Chicago’s largest charter-school networks — run by the United Neighborhood Organization — have voted to organize into a union.
“We are in a moment where the wealth disparity in this country is very reminiscent of the robber baron ages...The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill. They were. They were just ready. They were like, ‘off with their heads.’ They were seriously talking about that...we're not at that point yet...The thing is, [the rich] think nothing about killing us"
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Despite the Chicago Teachers Union's plans to make him a one-term mayor, Rahm Emanuel is stocking a handsome war chest with the 2015 mayoral election...
Dateline – Chicago: The president of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced she will join a coalition of organizations and activists who are fed up with the status quo and want to change the face of City Hall and the General Assembly – literally. Karen Lewis said because the mayor, some members of the City [...]
By Rachel Bogart, Yahoo! News According to an article from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Karen Lewis has announced that the union is pursuing an effort to remove Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several other elected officials from office in light of the city’s decision to move forward with closing down dozens of schools. CTU made the announcement at a press [...]
By Linda Lutton, WBEZ.org Angry over school a proposal that would close down an unprecedented number of schools, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis Monday vowed to launch a “comprehensive and aggressive political action campaign” with the ultimate goal of defeating Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other local elected officials supportive of school closings. “If the mayor and [...]
In an apparent acknowledgment that its efforts to stop the city from closing 54 schools have fallen short, the Chicago Teachers Union on Monday said it will launch a voter registration campaign and accelerate its political activities in an effort to "change the face of City Hall and the General Assembly."