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Negotiations resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city's teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes, but the public war-of-words between union leaders and Chicago's mayor showed little sign of easing.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, the Chicago Teachers Union will return to work after the city agreed to make up five of the 11 days missed due to the strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot celebrated the outcome as “the right thing”…
Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted late Wednesday to approve a tentative deal that includes pay raises over five years, but they initially refused to end the strike unless the mayor added school days to cover the lost time.
By Kathleen Foody, Don Babwin, Associated Press
Chicago's mayor accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using "political" issues to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike…
The Chicago teachers’ strike is now in its fifth day, with no clear indication of when it might end. Teachers are calling for changes that include increased compensation, but also go beyond it -- and they charge that the city’s…
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who's still trying to settle a nearly week-old teacher's strike, proposed a combination of debt refinancing, tax and fee hikes and assistance from the state Legislature on Wednesday to close a massive $838 million budget deficit.
By Kantele Franko, Associated Press
Unions and professional groups say support staff jobs often are lower priority when budgets are tight, but their absence can have profound effects on student learning and teachers' work.
Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district went on strike this past week , canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids.
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump is facing new criticism from Republicans over the issue that launched the impeachment inquiry. Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida said acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney cannot erase comments about tying military aid…
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