CTU Brass to Teachers: Join One-Day Strike or Else

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union cheer during president Karen Lewis speech at a news conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union has voted approve a one day walkout on April 1, 2016.
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union cheer during president Karen Lewis speech at a news conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union has voted approve a one day walkout on April 1, 2016. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union cheer during president Karen Lewis speech at a news conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union has voted approve a one day walkout on April 1, 2016.
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union cheer during president Karen Lewis speech at a news conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union has voted approve a one day walkout on April 1, 2016. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

CTU Brass to Teachers: Join One-Day Strike or Else

How did CTU get to this point? We've mapped it out in a timeline here.

The Chicago Teachers Union has planned a walk out on April 1 because its leadership says the district has stopped giving teachers appropriate raises, and it wants to bring attention to how the state budget impasse is affecting teachers. 

Now some teachers are saying they'll face retribution if they don't participate in the walk out. WBEZ's Sarah Karp tells us what she's hearing from the union and its members, and whether there's precedent for the union to take this type of action.