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Activists to McDonald’s: stop using teachers as burger ambassadors
Oct. 14, 2015
Dozens of teachers' unions are calling for McDonald’s CEO, Steve Easterbrook to end a fundraiser in which educators from cash-strapped schools sell food they say contributes to childhood obesity.
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.
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.
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.
CTU, parents file lawsuit against school closures
May. 29, 2013
The Chicago Teachers Union and parents of public school students have filed a new lawsuit challenging some recently approved school closings.
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