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Teachers union rebuffs Chicago mayor's request to end strike

Oct. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants the Chicago Teachers Union to call off its strike before there's agreement on a new contract, but the union isn't having any of it. In a letter to CTU President Jesse Sharkey, Lightfoot says the two sides have made progress but that since it is unclear that an...

Wisconsin school guard not mad over firing, credits support

Oct. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it says he's not angry because he's received "a busload of love" from supporters. Marlon Anderson told WMTV-TV on Sunday that he hasn't had time to be upset because of support...

Classes resume in Colorado district despite strike

Oct. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Classes are resuming in a rural Colorado school district despite a teachers' strike now in its second week. The president of Park County School District RE-2, Kim Bundgaard, told The Denver Post that classrooms will be staffed Monday by teachers who chose to come back to work,...

Classes canceled a 3rd day amid Chicago teacher strike

Oct. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 300,000 public school students in Chicago are getting another day off as contract talks continue between the teachers' union and the nation's third-largest school district. Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday night that classes and after school activities are canceled Monday as...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear lame-duck arguments

Oct. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies will make one last attempt to block their Republican rivals' contentious lame-duck laws on Monday during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a union lawsuit challenging the provisions. Things look bleak for the party after conservatives...

The Latest: UK minister: No-deal Brexit preparations gear up

Oct. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The British minister in charge of Brexit preparations says contingency plans are being "triggered" to cope with the disruptions expected if the country crashes out of the European Union without a...

German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries

Oct. 20, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice. The UFO union is locked in a long-running dispute with the company over pay and the legal status of the union, which has...

Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others

Oct. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation's third-largest school district went on strike this past week, canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids. For some families, the Chicago Teachers Union walkout meant a day off and a bit of...

Wisconsin students walk out to protest racial slur firing

Oct. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Scores of Madison West High...

New Chicago mayor faces familiar problems as teachers strike

Oct. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office this spring declaring it "a new day" for the nation's third-largest city. She pledged to change the way City Hall operated under Rahm Emanuel and for decades before him, invest in poor neighborhoods, improve schools and address the city's deeply...