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Politics Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rally

13:35  22 october  2019
13:35  22 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Chicago Teachers Union To March Through City Three Days Ahead Of Strike; No Negotiations Monday Morning

  Chicago Teachers Union To March Through City Three Days Ahead Of Strike; No Negotiations Monday Morning The Chicago Teachers Union is just three days away from going on strike if a new contract isn't reached with the city.The teachers plan to hold an indoor rally and then march through the city Monday afternoon but say they’re not expecting any negotiations before then.

(Reuters) - Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren , a Democrat, is expected to rally with striking Chicago school teachers on Tuesday as a Late on Monday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for the union to end the strike and make a deal with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

The Chicago Teachers Union has received the backing of two big-name supporters - Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren - as the clock ticks closer to a potential teachers strike . Sanders was scheduled to join a labor rally for CTU and the Service

(Reuters) - Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is expected to rally with striking Chicago school teachers on Tuesday as a work-stoppage led to classes being canceled for a fourth-day in the third-largest U.S. school system.

FILE PHOTO: Senator Elizabeth Warren does an interview in the Spin Room after the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University  in Westerville, Ohio© Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk FILE PHOTO: Senator Elizabeth Warren does an interview in the Spin Room after the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

Warren, a Massachusetts senator, is scheduled to visit with striking Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) teachers in the morning, according to her campaign.

"I'm standing beside them," she said in a video tweet on Sunday. "They're out fighting for the future of our students - and I'm with them all the way."

Chicago teachers continue strike as sides remain far apart on contract

  Chicago teachers continue strike as sides remain far apart on contract  Mutual frustration was on display between the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's camp late Thursday as the sides remain far apart on a contract deal on the first day of a teachers strike. While the union said progress was made, it wasn't enough to keep classes from being canceled for a second day Friday.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders headlined a rally at Chicago Teachers Union headquarters on Sept. 24, 2019, the first day of a union strike vote. Leading up to Sanders’ Chicago appearance, two other presidential contenders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden

Welcome to The Spin. Striking teachers and supporters walk a picket line outside Von Steuben Metropolitan High A day after Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters held a massive day one strike rally Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., speaks

The teacher's union called the work stoppage last week after contract negotiations failed to produce a deal on pay, overcrowding in schools and a lack of support staff such as nurses and social workers.

Warren, a leading progressive voice for the Democrats, is one of the top contenders aiming to secure her party's presidential nomination and face off next year against President Donald Trump.

About 300,000 students have been out of school since Thursday when the system's 25,000 teachers went on strike.

Late on Monday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for the union to end the strike and make a deal with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

At an earlier news conference, Lightfoot said the city had made written concessions on pay and staffing and urged the union to show "urgency" to reach a deal.

Michael Moore joining AOC at Bernie Sanders rally in NYC to announce endorsement

  Michael Moore joining AOC at Bernie Sanders rally in NYC to announce endorsement Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore announced Friday that he will be joining Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., at a rally in New York City on Saturday for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.“I am joining Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tomorrow to officially & publicly endorse a true hero of the people, Senator Bernie Sanders, as our next President of the United States!” Moore posted on Twitter on Friday afternoon. “I will speak tomorrow for him at his “Bernie Is Back!” rally at 1pm in Queensbridge Park in NYC.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, among other prominent individuals, made an appearance at a Chicago Teachers Union rally “At a time when great teachers , experienced teachers , are leaving the profession because they can’t make an income to support their families, you

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago teachers strike will continue through Tuesday, as Chicago Public Schools announced Monday afternoon that classes have been Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren will travel to Chicago Tuesday morning to rally with striking teachers , her campaign said.

a group of people holding a sign: FILE PHOTO: Teachers picket near New Field Elementary School on the second day day of a teachers' strike in Chicago© Reuters/JOHN GRESS FILE PHOTO: Teachers picket near New Field Elementary School on the second day day of a teachers' strike in Chicago The strike is the latest in a wave of work stoppages in U.S. school districts in which demands for school resources have superseded calls for higher salaries and benefits.

In Chicago and elsewhere, teachers have emphasized the need to help underfunded schools, framing their demands as a call for social justice.

Union President Jesse Sharkey said during an evening news conference that Lightfoot's proposal only addresses 20 percent of overcrowded classes and her support staff proposals do not adequately meet the needs of the district.

"I find my hopes dashed," he said. "Unless there is a change at the top of this city in regard to their willingness to make meaningful changes, we are not likely seeing a quick settlement of the current strike."

Lightfoot, who was elected in April, said the district offered a raise for teachers of 16% over five years, but could not afford the union's full demands, which would cost an extra $2.4 billion annually.

Although the latest work stoppage has forced officials to cancel classes and sports events, school buildings are staying open for children in need of a place to go.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago; Additional reporting by Joseph Ax in New York and Rich McKay in Atlanta; editing by Richard Pullin)

Chicago Teachers Union considering tentative agreement to end strike .
Teachers in Chicago walked out of classrooms on Oct. 17.But the Chicago Teachers Union released a statement late Wednesday saying they "may have reached a monumental agreement." The union is expected to present the tentative deal to its House of Delegates for consideration later that night.

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