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The Latest: Chicago teachers to strike amid no contract deal

Oct. 17, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago teachers strike (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Chicago teachers are set to go on strike after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district. Both sides have been negotiating for months over issues including pay and benefits, class...

Chicago teachers' contract talks about more than money

Oct. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's public schools will be closed Thursday as the city's 25,000 teachers are set to go on strike . A strike in the nation's third-largest school district would mean no classes for more than 300,000 students. Like most workers threatening to walk off the job, the teachers want a raise....

Chicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district

Oct. 16, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union confirmed Wednesday night that its 25,000 members...

Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

Oct. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public support and can be a difference maker at the...

Chicago teachers to set strike date as contract talks resume

Oct. 2, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teachers strike could be less than a week away if there isn't a last-minute deal between the union and nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union has overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike as contract talks continue over issues including pay and...

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

Sep. 15, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class size....

The Latest: Biden takes on fire at debate from Julián Castro

Sep. 12, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Early front-runner Joe Biden took on the most fire at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, and former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro was the most explicit in arguing it was time for a new...

Jordan teachers launch strike, demand pay raise

Sep. 8, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Teachers in Jordan are launching an open-ended strike after negotiations with the government failed to yield a raise. A Jordanian teacher's union announced the strike Sunday, saying the government hasn't implemented a 50% salary increase agreed upon in 2014. Jordan is a staunch...

Chicago Teachers Union set date for strike vote

Sep. 4, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One day after the start of a new school year for about 350,000 students, the Chicago Teachers Union set a date for a strike authorization vote. The union's House of Delegates on Wednesday decided public school teachers will vote Sept. 24 to Sept. 26 on whether to walk off the job. Mayor Lori...

Chicago teachers move 1 step closer toward strike

Aug. 26, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago public school teachers have moved closer to going out on strike with the rejection of an independent fact-finder's recommendation for a new contract. The rejection comes eight days before the start of the school year and means the union could strike as soon as Sept. 25. The rejection...