Chicago teachers strike
By Shane Feratu and James Brewer, 14 November 2012
Following the sellout of the Chicago teachers' strike last September, suburban teachers have been hit with concessions contracts.
By Alexander Fangmann, 15 October 2012
In a speech to the city council, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to lead an assault on teacher and public worker pensions by spearheading statewide pension “reform.”
By Kristina Betinis, 9 October 2012
Since the Chicago Teachers Union ended their 10-day strike, teachers have been issued short paychecks or no pay at all, but the union has still deducted dues.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 October 2012
The contract, backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union, sets the stage for an expanded assault on teachers and public education.
By Shane Feratu, 4 October 2012
Classes were canceled Tuesday after negotiations between the union and Evergreen Park school board fell through on Monday night.
For a political offensive of the working class to defend public education
Socialist Equality Party, 1 October 2012
The SEP calls on teachers to reject the sell-out agreement reached between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools.
By Lawrence Porter, 28 September 2012
Chicago Public Schools nurses describe how the cuts in public education have affected nurse-student ratios, putting the health of students at risk.
26 September 2012
On September 10, Chicago teachers struck against changes to public education demanded by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and backed by the Obama administration. In these interview, Chicago teachers discuss their strike and the broader issues at stake.
By Jerry White and Joseph Kishore, 21 September 2012
Chicago teachers returned to work on Wednesday after the House of Delegates voted to end their strike. For nine days, the 26,000 teachers waged a courageous struggle in defense of public education. The fight pitted teachers not only against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but the Obama administration, both big business parties and, most importantly, the Chicago Teachers Union itself.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 September 2012
Chicago teachers returned to work on Wednesday, one day after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) succeeded in passing a motion to end the strike at a House of Delegates meeting.
By Joseph Kishore, 19 September 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union succeeded in obtaining a vote by 800 delegates who met Tuesday evening to end the nine-day strike.
Socialist Equality Party, 19 September 2012
This statement was distributed outside of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meeting on Tuesday, called to decide whether to continue the strike.
By Joseph Kishore, 18 September 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates is set to vote today on continuing or ending the strike, with city officials holding out the threat of a court injunction.
By Jerry White, 18 September 2012
The Chicago teachers’ strike, which entered its second week on Monday, has laid bare the social and political dynamic of the United States.
Mayor threatens injunction
By Joseph Kishore, 17 September 2012
The vote by teachers Sunday is a blow to the Chicago Teachers Union leadership, which is seeking to push through a contract that accepts all of the major demands of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Socialist Equality Party, 17 September 2012
This statement was distributed to Chicago teachers attending a delegates meeting to decide on whether or not the strike of 26,000 teachers should be ended.
By our reporters, 17 September 2012
Socialist Equality Party presidential and vice presidential candidates Jerry White and Phyllis Scherrer campaigned among striking teachers in Chicago over the weekend.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 September 2012
Today’s rally is being organized under a veil of secrecy. The Chicago Teachers Union is trying to get teachers back to work by Monday, but is saying nothing about the concessions it has agreed to.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 September 2012
At a delegates meeting on Sunday, the Chicago Teachers Union will seek to push through an agreement that accepts all the essential demands of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Chicago teachers: Reject the contract betrayal! Broaden the fight to defend jobs and public schools!
Statement by Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White
Statement by Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White, 15 September 2012
The following statement is being distributed at a rally Saturday of Chicago teachers called by the Chicago Teachers Union.
By Joseph Kishore, 14 September 2012
Chicago Teachers Union officials indicated on Thursday that they are moving quickly to wrap up negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools and end a strike by 36,000 teachers.
By a WSWS reporting team, 14 September 2012
Reporters for the World Socialist Web Site campaigned at picket lines and at the mass rally in downtown Chicago on the fourth day of the Chicago teachers strike. .
“The conditions for students are horrible”
By an SEP campaign team, 13 September 2012
During her second day of campaigning among striking Chicago teachers, SEP vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer continued discussing the political issues of the strike.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 September 2012
The strike by 26,000 Chicago teachers completed its second day on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of teachers and their supporters gathered at a mass rally in downtown Chicago, filling several city blocks.
By Bryan Dyne, 12 September 2012
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Chicago teachers on the second day of their strike.
By an SEP campaign team, 12 September 2012
In discussions with striking Chicago teachers Tuesday, SEP vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer addressed the political issues in their struggle.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 September 2012
The strike pits the more than 25,000 teachers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Obama administration and the entire political establishment.
By Kristina Betinis, 11 September 2012
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Chicago teachers about the political issues at stake in the strike.
By Kristina Betinis, 10 September 2012
Negotiations between the Chicago Public Schools, the third largest school district in the country, and the Chicago Teachers Union broke off Sunday evening, sending thousands of teachers to the picket lines.