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School Cuts Move Ahead Without New CTU Contract
Feb. 3, 2016
Schools chief Forrest Claypool is taking steps to cut $100 million from schools, and eliminate pension pick-up in the next 30 days. The move comes a day after the union's bargaining team rejected a “serious offer” from the district.
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 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: 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.
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.
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