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Unions, Garcia push for $15/hour min wage
Mar. 25, 2015
Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, local unions and activists with the national movement Fight for 15 rallied outside the Chicago Board of Education in the name of higher wages on Wednesday.
Five teachers eye city council seats
Feb. 4, 2015
An unusually high number of teachers are running for Chicago City Council seats, propelled by Karen Lewis and financial support from the Chicago Teachers Union.
CTU president Karen Lewis speaks up
Feb. 2, 2015
Lewis is back in the spotlight after being sidelined from public life by a brain tumor last fall.
Karen Lewis not running for mayor
Oct. 13, 2014
Lewis is suffering from an undisclosed “serious illness” and stepped aside from her position as Chicago Teachers Union President last week.
Karen Lewis hands over leadership of Chicago Teachers union
Oct. 9, 2014
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is suffering from an undisclosed “serious illness” and will step aside as head of the organization, the union’s vice president announced Thursday.
CTU president Karen Lewis hospitalized
Oct. 6, 2014
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis has been hospitalized after experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
More than 1,000 CPS teachers and other staff laid off
Jun. 26, 2014
Chicago Public Schools officials told 550 teachers and 600 more school staff Thursday that they’re out of a job.
Chicago Teachers Union votes to oppose Common Core
May. 8, 2014
CTU cites concerns over testing, curriculum, and "an overreach of federal power" in opposing new, more rigorous learning standards.
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