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

17:12  14 october  2019
17:12  14 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Chicago Teachers Union’s Negotiations With City Wrap Up With No Deal Monday Night

  Chicago Teachers Union’s Negotiations With City Wrap Up With No Deal Monday Night Ngotiations between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union wrapped up for the night with no deal Monday, as the days count down before a strike could go ahead. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncTalks wrapped up before 10 p.m., with the union keeping pressure on Mayor Lori Lightfoot. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “We’re going to keep bargaining, but I will say that there’s a lot of ground we have to make up,” CTU President Jesse Sharkey said.

Striking members of the Chicago Teachers Union marching through the Chicago Loop on September 11, 2012. On September 10, 2012, the Chicago Teachers Union began a strike [83] after CTU President Lewis declared that negotiations with the city were not succeeding.[84] This

Union President Karen Lewis said that teachers would declare a strike "if we can't make headway by Monday night." Without expressing optimism that a deal will be reached ahead of a strike , Lewis did grant that there was "movement" in talks between Chicago Public Schools and union negotiators .

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Teachers Union is just three days away from going on strike if a new contract isn’t reached with the city.

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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.

Meanwhile, the mayor and the CEO of Chicago Public Schools say they remain committed to getting a deal done.

Both sides met over the weekend for another round of negotiations and agreed some progress was made.

Union laters said over the weekend it was surprisingly sober on the other side of the table, especially after the city told the union on Friday it has already issued a final contract offer, which includes a 16% total raise over a five-year contract.

Chicago Teachers Union says members to prepare for likely strike on Thursday

  Chicago Teachers Union says members to prepare for likely strike on Thursday The Chicago Teachers Union said late Tuesday it still has no contract deal and that its members will prepare for a likely strike on Thursday. © E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU members march through the Loop in Chicago on October 14, 2019. Though CTU President Jesse Sharkey said there’s still an outside chance of averting a walkout, he said the bargaining team “cannot recommend postponing the strike” because Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s bargaining team hasn’t come close enough to meeting their demands.

(CBS/AP) CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday night that it will go on strike Monday morning for the first time in 25 years after "We will be on the (picket) line," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said after emerging from all- day talks with district negotiators .

The union ’s point was clear: the city government should return the money it lost on LaSalle street to The rally and the subsequent march on the Chicago Board of Trade served as a direct challenge to The previous year, Chicago teachers held the first teachers ’ strike in 25 years to contest Rahm’s

The teachers union proposed a structure on two key concerns — class size and staffing — and came up with a pathway offer to phase them in.

The union is also pushing for more nurses, case managers and counselors but did make modifications to some of those proposals.

“It’s still a proposal that would provide justice for our students and for our teachers and schools, but it’s a path that she can follow in order to get a settlement, a settlement we all want,” said CTU President Jesse Sharkey.

Union leaders say the ball is now in the city’s court.

As for a contingency plan, CPS launched a website to help parents navigate in case of a possible strike.  They say CPS buildings will be open for students who need a place go during school hours.

What the Colors Worn by Striking Chicago Teachers Mean .
A sea of people wearing red, purple and black will soon flow through Chicago's Loop amid a days-long teachers strike in the city. According to the Chicago Teachers Union, each color worn during the march has a meaning.

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