The Chicago Teachers Union scored a victory for their district last week, following an eleven-day teachers strike that made national headlines. For today’s episode, guest host Richelle Wilson brings the strike into focus: how did it get started? What were the teachers’ demands? What was the outcome? And what does this all say about labor, […]
A citywide day of action in Chicago last Friday brought tens of thousands of people into the streets and onto picket lines as part of an intensifying fight to keep public services and institutions funded. Darien Lamen was there, and filed this report from the front lines in Illinois’ “fight for funding.”
Morning Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews Craig Segal, who is a teacher at school on NW side of Chicago. They talk about the teacher Day of Action in Chicago today. The union called a walkout and teachers are picketing in front of their schools and then gathering together for a protest.
On Tuesday September 18th, host Cynthia Lin interviewed Associate Professor Todd Price regarding the recent Chicago Teachers’ Union strike. Huffington Post wrote on Tuesday, “Chicago Teachers Union delegates will meet on Tuesday to decide whether to end a strike that has closed the nation’s third-largest school district for more than a week and prompted Mayor […]
On Wednesday September 12th, Molly Stentz subbing for Brenda Konkel spoke with a panel about the recent teacher’s strike in Chicago. Molly spoke with Chicago high school social studies teacher and blog writer Adam Heenan, writer for The Progressive Magazine Kari Lydersen and reporter for the New York Indypendent Newspaper Jaisal Noor. Kari Lydersen recently […]
On Thursday August 23rd, Allen Ruff interviewed Chicago Teachers’ Union member and activist Becca Kelly about the struggle between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to cut educational costs and the harm this has done to Chicago’s schools and teachers. “On Aug. 22, Chicago Public Schools school board members authorized spending $25 million on a contingency […]