Showing posts with label Chicago Schools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicago Schools. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

And they want full pay too....something is wrong

Teachers, activists rally to keep CPS schools closed during COVID-19 pandemic
Multiple demonstrations Monday were held to halt a plan to send most students back to school two days per week.

By Nader Issa@NaderDIssa Updated Aug 3, 2020, 6:58pm CDT
Protestors rally outside of City Hall on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times
As the debate heats up nationwide over the reopening of schools, Chicago teachers, activists and families rallied outside City Hall Monday to oppose a planned return to classrooms when Chicago

Friday, June 26, 2020

a concussion and other facial injuries? a felony? three months after?

Ex-CPS principal charged with injuring school lunchroom worker
Kurt Jones, the embattled ex-principal, resigned late last week after a CPS investigation uncovered numerous misconduct allegations against him.

By Nader Issa@NaderDIssa Jun 26, 2020, 10:29am CDT

Kurt Jones Chicago police
A former Chicago Public Schools principal has been charged with a felony in connection with allegedly throwing a plastic water bottle at a school lunchroom worker, hitting her in the head and leaving her with a concussion.

Kurt Jones, 46, the embattled ex-principal, resigned late last week after a CPS investigation uncovered

Friday, January 31, 2020

Urged to investigate himself

CPS Inspector General Nicholas Schuler under investigation
Schuler, whose own investigations forced out two previous CPS CEOs, is now under scrutiny himself amid accusations he allegedly berated employees.

By Nader Issa and Lauren FitzPatrick Jan 31, 2020, 5:00pm CST

Chicago Public Schools Inspector General Nicholas Schuler Sun-Times Media
Nicholas Schuler, the inspector general whose investigations of Chicago Public Schools led to the ouster of two former CEOs, is now under scrutiny himself amid accusations he allegedly berated employees.

Anonymous complaints about Schuler, 52, prompted the school board to hire an outside law firm to

Thursday, October 31, 2019

BUMPED UP: They have a deal this time.....pretty sure

CTU has found it in themselves to come to a vague agreement, (just in time to avoid making COBRA payments) the disingenuous bastards. "It was for the children". 

Schools will be open Friday

The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday night said it had a tentative agreement, but will not be returning to work until Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to make up the 10 days they missed.

“We have a tentative agreement, but we do not have a return to work agreement. So we will be at City Hall at 10 a.m. to demand the mayor return our days,” the union said in a tweet.
The mayor has done a good job handling this group of socialist-inspired vagabonds. Don't give them one more thing. They will do anything to avoid the COBRA payments. 

Radicalized Union Close to Collapse

Sharkey says ratification of contract offer will not be a ‘slam dunk’

The CTU strike enters its 15th day, the 11th missed day of class for 300,000 CPS students.

Members don't want to have to pay COBRA insurance. Members ask "why are we still on strike"?

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lightfoot needs to confront CTU rather than pacify them

CHICAGO - Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that will keep students from classrooms for at least 10 days.

Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for Wednesday after

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

It's about the children

despite an average salary near $100,000 for nine months a year plus a $29,000 package


Monday, October 28, 2019

He is so smart don't you know

Former Schools CEO Paul Vallas Believes Teachers Strike Will Be Short, now you know what he thought two weeks ago

OCTOBER 17, 2019 - 1:47 PM 

Paul Vallas
Paul Vallas

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A former head of the Chicago Public School system believes the teachers strike that started Thursday is going to be a short one.
Former Schools CEO Paul Vallas said teachers and support staff have every reason to be angry at the system after what they went through with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, “being forced to

That's too much money!!!

$100,000 a year

$29,000 benefits a year

9 months work a year

Union replies..... NOT ENOUGH

As CTU contract talks stall, Lightfoot says union won’t ‘take yes for an answer’
CPS officials said that CTU’s demands above the district’s latest offer would cost $100 million, but the union says the gap is closer to $38 million.

By Jake Wittich and Tom Schuba  Updated Oct 27, 2019, 10:20pm CDT

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a press conference Sunday night at City Hall. Jacob Wittich/Sun-Times
Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday that classes and after-school activities will be canceled again Monday after a frustrated Mayor Lori Lightfoot and district officials said negotiations with striking teachers remained stalled.

CPS CEO Janice Jackson joined Lightfoot in a rare Sunday night news conference in which the mayor

Thursday, October 24, 2019

CTU getting civil disobedience training!

professional agitator
Have they lost their minds? 

We the parents and taxpayers are tolerating this bs. 

They are planning something big for Trump on Monday. 

Lightfoot needs to deal with CTU decisively. 

Otherwise, labor problems times ten.

CTU members are getting played by the socialist that have infiltrated CTU leadership

Strike taking a toll on family finances, workers say — and things are about to get worse
Even though they are dipping into savings or looking for 2nd jobs, teachers and staff said they still strongly support the goals of the walkout.

By Mitch Dudek and Matthew Hendrickson Oct 23, 2019, 8:50pm CDT

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 march Wednesday on Dearborn Street in the Loop to a rally at City Hall. Matthew Hendrickson/Sun-Times

As the days without pay add up for striking teachers, security guards and other school workers, many say they are starting to feel the pinch in their pocketbooks.

The walkout that has seen school canceled for six days has already lasted longer than many expected, and with both the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot seemingly digging in to their positions Wednesday, it could go even longer — and take a bigger toll on their finances than planned.

It's nice to have such dedicated teachers

Eight schools lose chance at state football playoffs after CPS cancels Thursday’s classes
Back of the Yards, Chicago Military-Bronzeville, King, Phoenix, Simeon, Solorio, Vocational and Young will not be able to play crucial Week 9 games.

By Michael O'Brien@michaelsobrien Oct 23, 2019, 4:29pm CDT

Simeon’s Jacquez Woodland (1) spins away from Taft’s Ryan Porebski (44). Kevin Tanaka/For the Sun-Times

Eight Public League football teams have lost the chance to advance to the Illinois High School Association’s state football playoffs after Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for Thursday due to the ongoing Chicago Teachers Union strike.

Back of the Yards, Chicago Military-Bronzeville, King, Phoenix, Simeon, Solorio, Vocational and

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Chicago is becoming ground zero for the Socialist movement

CTU and it's members have become the latest vehicle by which the Socialist seek to turn the proven American model of business / labor / government inside out. Make no mistake, this is a replay of Russia 1917. Whether the movement progresses or fizzles out depends on many other factors. 

Meanwhile, this strike continues. It's not about the money (CTU members will not be insulted by such a suggestion). It's not about the children either. So what is it all about? Nobody is really sure. I have heard the following social justice issues are of great concern to the members:
  • housing for the poor
  • money for the poor
  • a ban on plastic straws, fur, leather and Christmas trees within the Chicago city limits.
  • a ban on fossil fuel powered vehicles by 2024
  • the release of the Buloga whales at the Shedd Aquarium from captivity
If you want to hear more about these issues, I suggest you go to the CTU drunk fest which begins 2 pm every afternoon at Barraco's.

Lightfoot hesitant to confront radical union?

CTU strike, Day 6: Street closures Wednesday morning as teachers plan major march, protest at City Hall

CPS says more than 7,200 of 300,000 students attended school buildings Tuesday.

By Sun-Times staff Updated Oct 22, 2019, 10:09pm CDT


The sixth day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike may have started on rocky footing, but by the end, negotiations between CTU and Chicago Public Schools may have stabilized.

Though teachers did not hold a formal rally today, there was plenty going on across the city. Not one

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mayor is getting played by the union.......bad

tough enough?

CTU rebuffs mayor's request to end teachers' strike, classes canceled again Tuesday

CTU rebuffs mayor’s request to end teachers’ strike, classes canceled again Tuesday

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.

CHICAGO - 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 agreement can be reached Monday, she encouraged the teachers to return to work while negotiations continue.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Either Lightfoot stands up to them or.............

Democratic socialists on front lines of teachers strike aim to ‘put the pressure on Mayor Lightfoot’
“We want to make sure that we are not letting the support dwindle whatsoever and that there are going to be more members out on lines on Monday,” Dan Cutter, co-chair of Chicago DSA’s labor branch, told his cohorts Sunday.

By Tom Schuba Oct 20, 2019, 5:41pm CDT

Members of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America meet Sunday as the group offers assistance to striking teachers and support staff. Tom Schuba/Chicago Sun-Times

Members of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America hit the streets Sunday to “put the pressure on Mayor Lightfoot” by canvassing the Northwest Side for striking Chicago Public

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Chicago School Strike, how? why?

did her very best to avoid the strike

did her best to cause the strike
I wonder what else Preckwinkle has in her bag of tricks. She will stop at nothing to destabilize the city

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

BUMPED UP.....Union Members have become Puppets

the puppeteer, vengeance is her creed
Chicago teachers' strike looms as contract talks appear to reach impasse, as there is nothing, nothing Lightfoot can offer them. They are under orders to strike. 

By Tia Ewing Published 8 hours ago Chicago Teachers Union FOX 32 Chicago

CHICAGO - There are new signs that talks between the city and Chicago Teachers Union may be falling apart.

The clock is ticking with the union's strike date less than one week away.

The union says the city gave them their best and final offer Friday after meeting for eight hours and from the sounds of it, tensions are high and the strike may be inevitable.

The mood at the bargaining table initially appeared to be optimistic, but then the CTU rejected a new proposal from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, saying in some cases there was compromise, but in others the deal was insulting.

"They offered us a paltry $400,000 dollars a year to staff nurses, social workers and case managers. That's barely four positions for the entire district for the city of Chicago,” said special education teacher Katie Osgood.

The mayor says the district made 72 pages worth of proposals to meet the union’s demands and that CTU is refusing to negotiate in good faith.

Mayor Lightfoot and CPS CEO Janice Jackson released the following statement: “Unfortunately, CTU simply rejected our proposals without a counterproposal, and instead is continuing to stand on their $2.5 billion starting proposal from January on nearly all issues."

Stacy Davis Gates says she believes the mayor is upset with CTU and it goes back to December 2018 when they endorsed someone else to run the city.

"Will you jeopardize the school year for 400-thousand students because you're mad about an endorsement?" Gates asked.

The strike date is still set for October 17. The mayor says there is a plan to keep schools open.

I wonder what is driving this strike

Chicago Teachers Union president ‘overwhelmingly certain’ there will be a strike
The head of the union says the union’s bargaining team is recommending that teachers walk out starting Thursday.

By Nader Issa and Fran Spielman Oct 15, 2019, 7:55pm CDT

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 march through the Loop after a rally, three days before the unions could walk off the job on strike, Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2019. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

About 25,000 Chicago teachers are expected to go on strike Thursday, with the teachers union president saying he’s “overwhelmingly certain” the union’s governing body will vote down the city’s current

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Problem at CPS, Unapologetically Demands ........

Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, poses for a portrait in the lobby of the union’s headquarters on the Near West Side, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2019. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Stacy Davis Gates is unapologetically demanding solutions to city problems that many — including the mayor — say don’t belong in a labor contract.

By Nader Issa and Lauren FitzPatrick Oct 14, 2019, 2:44pm CDT

Stacy Davis Gates’ 7th grade world geography teacher taught her a lesson that stuck with her.