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May 07, 2014

Chicago Union Passes Resolution Opposing Common Core

The Chicago Teachers Union passed a resolution opposing the Common Core State Standards, in what may have implications for its parent union.

May 20, 2013

Chicago Union Leader Wins Second Term

CTU President Karen Lewis was elected to a second term, a move with implications for the American Federation of Teachers.

December 28, 2012

Citing Race Discrimination, Chicago Teachers Union Sues Over Layoffs

The Chicago Public Schools' turnaround efforts disproportionately affected African-American teachers, the Chicago Teachers Union alleges in a class action filed this week.

November 05, 2012

Chicago Asks for More Time on School Closings; Protesters Arrested

In Chicago, ten protesters were arrested last Friday after they and close to 200 others gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office to protest school closings, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

October 12, 2012

Bye, Brizard: Chicago Schools Bid Farewell to Another CEO

The CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, Jean-Claude Brizard, will be replaced by Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

September 19, 2012

The Chicago Strike: Who Won?

Diane Ravitch argues that, regardless of the exact details of the contract, the teachers came out victorious in the Chicago strike simply by displaying their strength.

September 18, 2012

Chicago Delegates Vote to Suspend Strike

Delegates to the Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday night to suspend the 7-day-old strike, tentatively approving a settlement brokered last weekend with the district.

September 18, 2012

Internal Disputes Complicate Chicago Union Delegates' Vote

CTU President Karen Lewis is facing internal division over a proposed agreement with the Chicago school district.

September 18, 2012

'Cleveland Plan' Resolution Offers Contrast to Chicago

But both the city and the Cleveland teachers' union acknowledged that finding areas of agreement can be challenging.

September 16, 2012

Chicago Strike Still On as CTU Delegates Mull Deal

The union will continue its picketing as members digest details of a proposed contract with the district.

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