Teacher unions

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union's governing body arrive at the union's Near West Side headquarters to vote whether or not to suspend the longest Chicago Public Schools teachers strike in three decades, Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 10:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's teachers union voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials, Wednesday, but have refused to return to work pointing to the failure of the city's mayor to agree to additional days in the school year to makeup days lost during the strike. The Chicago...
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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union's governing body arrive at the union's Near West Side headquarters to vote whether or not to suspend the longest Chicago Public Schools teachers strike in three decades, Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 7:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's teachers union scheduled a meeting of members Wednesday that could lead to the suspension of a strike that has cancelled classes for 10 days, but union leaders continued to demand concessions from the city's mayor. Chicago Teachers Union officials said in a statement that...
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Chicago Teachers Union members, from left, Genevieve Roland (cq), a fifth year physics teacher and science department head, and Richie Foreman (cq), a second year counselor, stand on the picket line outside of Roberto Clemente Community Academy in Chicago on the tenth school day of the teachers strike, seen here on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. CPS CTU (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 6:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's teachers union scheduled a meeting of members Wednesday that could lead to the suspension of a strike that has cancelled classes for 10 days, but union leaders continued to demand concessions from the city's mayor. Chicago Teachers Union officials said in a statement that...
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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, discusses the state of teacher contract talks at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 10:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that will keep students from classrooms for at least 10 days. Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for Wednesday after...
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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, discusses the state of teacher contract talks at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 7:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that has barred students from classrooms for nine days. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the Chicago Teachers Union's bargaining...
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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, discusses the state of teacher contract talks at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 5:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that has barred students from classrooms for nine days. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the Chicago Teachers Union's bargaining...
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Chicago Teachers Union members march to the Lincoln Yards development in Chicago, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Representatives for striking Chicago teachers expressed hope following late-night bargaining talks and says the Chicago Teachers Union "has laid out a path for a settlement" that could reopen classrooms in the nation's third-largest school district. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 3:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that has barred students from classrooms for nine days. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the Chicago Teachers Union's bargaining...
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October 28, 2019 - 11:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Oct. 26 about the effects of a Chicago teachers strike on students with disabilities, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nicole Abreu Shepard had been called to her daughter's school to administer medication. Abreu Shepard was called to the school for other...
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In this undated photo provided by Mila Cohen shows Cohen, left, with her daughter Yelena Cohen. Yelena is a Chicago Public School student with cognitive disabilities. Her mother, Mila says she supports teachers' demands for more nurses in schools and salary increases for support staff, including aides for CPS students who have special needs.(Mila Cohen via AP)
October 26, 2019 - 9:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — For seven school days, Mila Cohen's 14-year-old daughter retrieved her backpack and urged her mother toward the door — her usual morning routine before Chicago teachers went out on strike. But since a walkout by the Chicago Teachers Union began on Oct. 17, Cohen has kept Yelena, who...
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In this undated photo provided by Mila Cohen shows Cohen, left, with her daughter Yelena Cohen. Yelena is a Chicago Public School student with cognitive disabilities. Her mother, Mila says she supports teachers' demands for more nurses in schools and salary increases for support staff, including aides for CPS students who have special needs.(Mila Cohen via AP)
October 26, 2019 - 9:21 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A seven-day strike by Chicago teachers has hit students with disabilities and their families hard, but many say they support educators' demands. The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools remained at odds Saturday over teacher pay, staffing and class sizes. Progress has...
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