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Teachers head into school year without a contract
Sep. 8, 2015
For more on what teachers are facing this school year, we turned to Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union.
Chicago Teachers Union president responds to pension shortfall
Aug. 12, 2015
Karen Lewis says the CPS board has no accountability, but Springfield is also at fault for the district's financial problems.
CTU president calls pension pickup plan 'strike-worthy'
Aug. 7, 2015
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says contract talks with CPS have stalled and teachers may be without a contract for new school year.
Chicago Teachers Union unhappy with Claypool's appointment to head of CPS
Jul. 17, 2015
We speak with the Vice President of the Chicago Teachers Union about their reaction to Forrest Claypool's appointment to head of Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Teachers Union: No contract deal in sight
Jun. 25, 2015
Union president Karen Lewis says negotiations have broken down just days ahead of the teachers' contract expiring.
Emanuel likely to stay the course on education
Apr. 8, 2015
Despite indicating he’ll take a softer approach, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will likely continue his education policies of opening new schools and reforming existing ones.
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.
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