Chicago teachers protest across Loop to demand school funding

Chicago Public Schools teachers protested Wednesday in the Chicago Loop about the district's financial crisis, suggesting that tax hikes for corporations and the rich could fill the school district's vast budget deficit.

CTU attorney statement on member’s expulsion from the Union for crossing April 1 picket line

'Mr. Ocol refused to respond to the notice or attend the hearing, and because he did not contest the charges or provide an explanation, the charges against him were sustained and he was expelled.'

Teachers union takes to streets in the Loop, then fills City Hall

Chicago Sun-Times reports on today's rallies, where teachers, parents, students, and community organizations and activists rallied at several locations downtown before converging on City Hall. 

CTU responds to district’s alleged plan to file an unfair labor practice charge on behalf of handful of members who reported to work April 1

It's ironic that Claypool is now obsessed with defending the ‘rights’ of our members after thousands of layoffs, 50+ school closings, special ed cuts and no fiscal strategy in place to keep schools open next year and beyond.

Chicago teachers to turn furlough day into ‘fight back’ day with June 22 Loop protests

Chicago teachers and other school employees take to the streets June 22 to call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to develop the will to fund schools and stop giving his wealthy campaign donors public funds that could otherwise go toward students.

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