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Chicago Teachers Union Unanimously Rejects ‘Serious Offer’from CPS
Feb. 1, 2016
Teachers union president Karen Lewis said the 40-member team went through every single article line by line and unanimously voted down the proposal midday Monday.
Chicago Teachers Take Strike Vote
Dec. 10, 2015
Chicago teachers began voting on whether to authorize a strike. The vote does not mean a strike will happen. The last time teachers went on strike in Chicago was in 2012. It lasted seven days.
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.
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