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August 8, 2019
Chicago to spend $820 million on fixing up schools. Is yours on the list?
Chicago plans to spend $820 million next year fixing up 300 of its schools and building more pre-K classrooms.
August 8, 2019
I was the nurse for five Chicago schools last year. The district desperately needs more of us.
As a CPS nurse, I know firsthand that Chicago needs a nurse in every school, every day.
August 5, 2019
Chicago educators — join us for Chalkbeat happy hour
Join Chalkbeat Chicago on Aug. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for beer, food, and storytelling featuring some of the city’s most literary classroom leaders.
Updated August 13, 2019
#TrackingtheContract: Three weeks before school starts, union president says negotiations show little progress
As contract negotiations between Chicago’s new mayor and the teachers union continue, we will update this tracker.
July 12, 2019
Union puts forward contract proposal for thousands of new teaching and support staff, at a cost of $880 million
The union is asking the district to hire nearly 5,000 additional teachers.
Setting a deadline
Updated July 12, 2019
With new video and deadline, the Chicago Teachers Union expresses urgency for a deal
The union warned of a strike when school begins this fall if the city does not meet its demands.
July 8, 2019
Overwhelmed by paperwork, sick of clocking out: As contract talks pick up, Chicago teachers underscore need for respect
The gains and losses of the next contract signed between the union and district officials could be the difference between burning out and staying on another year.
negotiating the negotiations
July 1, 2019
On first day without a contract, Chicago Teachers Union turns up volume
Teachers union officials have gotten louder and more aggressive in threatening a strike in the fall unless negotiations move forward.
May 18, 2019
Chicago teachers union leadership retains power, despite vocal challenger
Incumbents will retain control of the Chicago Teachers Union, despite a challenge from a group seeking to redirect attention back to “bread-and-butter issues."
May 7, 2019
Strikes of multiple charter and contract operators end with raises, class size caps
More than 800 students at two Instituto del Progreso Latino schools were expected to return to school Tuesday after striking educators and the…
May 1, 2019
With union elections on horizon, challengers try and build momentum around ‘bread-and-butter’ issues
It’s been nearly a decade since an upstart leadership group took the reins of the Chicago Teachers Union and gained national attention for…
April 30, 2019
Chicago school district agrees to bring in mediator to teacher union bargaining
With only weeks until a new mayor takes office, the Chicago school district has agreed to a union request to bring a mediator…
Budget & finance
April 4, 2019
Teachers union warns that bargaining will stall until Lori Lightfoot resolves leadership question
Chicago Teachers Union leaders said contract talks won't gain momentum until Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot decides if she’ll keep Janice Jackson or name a new schools chief.
March 29, 2019
With Toni Preckwinkle trailing in polls, Chicago Teachers Union looks to critical battles ahead
The union is also focusing its energy on battlefronts beyond City Hall — fights that could be critical for its survival and success.
March 18, 2019
Election aside, Chicago Teachers Union talks strike on two fronts
As teachers at a contract school threatened a walkout last week, the Chicago Teachers Union urged members at district-run schools to save money for a potential strike.
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