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US CPS strike: Negotiations continue as Chicago teacers strike for second day

17:51  18 october  2019
17:51  18 october  2019 Source:   cnn.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.

Chicago teachers will continue their strike Friday and all classes will be canceled, officials said Thursday Teachers have started gathering outside CPS headquarters for a massive rally and march this Puliam Law, an art teacher at Kelly High School, holds up a sign that reads, “ CPS on strike for

Thousands of striking Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters march through the Chicago teachers will forge ahead with day two of their strike after spending Thursday picketing Both sides said small steps were taken as negotiations continued through Thursday evening and

Some 300,000 Chicago schoolchildren are out of class for the second day in a row Friday, as negotiations continue between the city and thousands of striking educators.

A senior city official told CNN on Thursday the two sides are "still pretty far apart" and the strike probably will go through the weekend.

"We understand that's hard for parents," Jesse Sharkey, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, told reporters Friday morning. "But it's a short-term disruption for what we hope is a long-term commitment to educational justice in this city."

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.

The city and the Chicago Teachers Union returned to the bargaining table Monday as teachers gathered for a downtown rally and a Thursday strike deadline Hundreds of teachers gathered in the Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St; CPS workers had the day off in observance of Columbus

Teachers plan to picket at more than 500 schools across city after negotiations between union and district leadership failed.

About 25,000 educators went on strike with many of the same demands that teachers across the country have clamored for: smaller class sizes, more support staff, higher raises, and more money for schools.

Bargaining team members spent at least 10 hours at the table on Thursday, according to union Chief of Staff Jennifer Johnson.

"It was moving, but not nearly enough," she said in a news conference Thursday night.

a group of people holding a sign: Striking teachers and support staff pose for a group shot outside the John J. Pershing Magnet School on the first day of their strike in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Chicago. Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)© Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Striking teachers and support staff pose for a group shot outside the John J. Pershing Magnet School on the first day of their strike in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Chicago. Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Among the educators is Willie Cousins, who has worked as a teacher's assistant for five years for less than $30,000 a year, he said.

Chicago classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teacher strike

  Chicago classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teacher strike  Chicago Public Schools classes are canceled Thursday ahead of a planned teacher strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she can't accept the Chicago Teachers Unions' demands, saying they would cost $2.5 billion that the city can't afford. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she can’t accept the Chicago Teachers Unions’ demands, saying they would cost $2.5 billion that the city can’t afford.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city negotiators had “bent over backwards” to meet the union’s concerns and needs in a way that “meets our shared vision” for schools, but that despite the efforts, the union is going ahead with its strike . CPS -CTU NEGOTIATIONS : Mayor Lightfoot and CPS CEO Dr

CHICAGO (CBS) — In two days Chicago teachers could go on strike if a contract agreement doesn’t fall into place. Families and supporters plan to rally Teachers have insisted they wants smaller class sizes and better staffing at schools. Some CPS teachers say they started this school year with 50

"And to make ends meet, I've had to pick up an extra job at Walmart, Food 4 Less -- it all depends -- because of my salary," he said. "But I have a family of four that I have to provide for."

The union also wants the city to hire more librarians, social workers, counselors and nurses. And it says there aren't enough teachers for students learning English.

"Our students deserve smaller class sizes. They deserve nurses. They deserve social workers. They deserve bilingual educators," special education teacher Linda Perales said.

City's offer is the 'best deal,' mayor says

a group of people sitting at a table: Mayor Lori Lightfoot, second from left, and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, right, check on students at the McCormick YMCA of Metro Chicago on Thursday.© KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images Mayor Lori Lightfoot, second from left, and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, right, check on students at the McCormick YMCA of Metro Chicago on Thursday. Chicago's Board of Education previously released a 71-page counteroffer to the union's demands.

"We have tried to provide the best deal that's fiscally responsible, that's fair to teachers and fair to taxpayers," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "It provides a 16% pay raise for all employees. It would lift up lowest-paid workers immediately. On average, support staff will see a 38% pay raise over the life of the (five-year) contract under the current offer."

On 2nd day of Chicago teachers strike, union says progress is 'very inadequate'

  On 2nd day of Chicago teachers strike, union says progress is 'very inadequate' The Chicago teachers strike entered its second day Friday.Negotiations between teachers and the city's school district are still underway, and while there appeared to be some progress, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) said they're not close to reaching a deal.

A Thursday teachers strike is more likely that ever as the union says it still doesn't have an The Chicago Teachers Union said late Tuesday it still has no contract deal and that its members will “I have to tell the people of Chicago that we have not achieved enough in these negotiations to say

CHICAGO – Chicago teachers and officials in the nation's third-largest school district held At issue during the negotiations , which have stretched into a second year, are pension The threat of a strike is set against perilous financial problems for Chicago 's public schools as well as the state of Illinois.

An additional $400,000 per year would be earmarked "toward a pipeline for nurses, counselors and case managers." And $1 million would go toward reducing class sizes in classrooms from fourth to 12th grade.

"Without question, the deal that we put on the table is the best in the Chicago Teachers Union's history," Mayor Lightfoot said.

Schools and community centers are open to students

a group of people holding a sign: Striking teachers and support staff picket outside the John J. Pershing Magnet School in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Thursday.© Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Striking teachers and support staff picket outside the John J. Pershing Magnet School in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Thursday. School buildings will remain open throughout the strike to give students a place to go and access to meals, Superintendent Janice Jackson said. The schools are staffed by administrators and employees who aren't part of the union.

School buses won't be running, and students aren't required to go to school. Dozens of community centers are open to students, including YMCAs and Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.

Some parents, like Liam Boyd, do not support the strike. The father of a fourth-grader at Blaine Elementary called the strike "a whole distraction and interruption to the school year."

"I don't support the union," he said. "The school district and the city has been more fair this time and (are) trying to be more fair."

Number of social workers a key sticking point in Chicago teachers strike .
Number of social workers a key sticking point in Chicago teachers strikeCHICAGO (Reuters) - As the Chicago teachers strike enters a sixth school day on Thursday, negotiations are hung up in part on the question of how many social workers the third-largest U.S. school system can afford for its 300,000 students.

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