Latest Chicago Teachers Union News

Judge: Teacher layoffs didn't discriminate against blacks

Jan. 22, 2020 4:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A class-action lawsuit claiming Chicago Public Schools discriminated against black educators when it announced layoffs in 2011 has been dismissed. The 2012 lawsuit by the Chicago Teachers Union was filed on behalf of 630 black educators who were among 1,470 CPS employees who were laid off....

Report: Chicago Teachers Union spent $1.5M on lobbying

Jan. 19, 2020 3:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union spent almost $1.5 million on political activity including lobbying, in the months leading up to a two-week strike in the fall, according to a published report. The money, spent between March 2018 and July 2019, was in addition to $1.2 million the union's two...

Fraction of workers crossed picket lines during CPS strike

Dec. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A fraction of teachers and school support employees crossed picket lines during the Chicago Public Schools strike earlier this year, according to a published report. Of approximately 32,500 total union employees, 582 employees went to work during the 11-day strike in October, according to...