| October 31, 2019
Austin families uttered a sign of relief Thursday with the news that the Chicago Teachers Union had suspended its 11 day-strike and that classes for about 300,000 Chicago Public Schools students will resume Friday. Earlier this week, union delegates voted 364 to 242 to approve the 41-page, five-year agreement.
| October 11, 2016
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis announced the tentative contract agreement late Monday night.
| October 8, 2016
Teachers could be out of the classroom as early as Oct. 11 if talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and officials aren’t successful.
| April 4, 2016
Teachers and students from Austin High School took to the streets April 1 as part of the citywide Chicago Teachers Union’s day of protest.
| March 30, 2016
Several West Side sites will be open April 1 when the Chicago Teachers Union has planned an all-day walkout.
| December 30, 2015
If CPS won’t compromise, teachers say they’re willing to hit the picket line for second time in four years.
| September 19, 2012
As many celebrate the end of teachers strike, one West Side advocate expresses concerns about the agreement to tie teacher evaluations to student test scores.
| September 17, 2012
Union members say they have the right to demand wrap-around services and other help children need to succeed. The mayor plans to go to court today to get schools back in operation.
| September 13, 2012
With teachers still picketing on day four, residents wait for an agreement that will allow kids to go back to school.
| September 12, 2012
Austin advocate Dwayne Truss snapped photographs of faculty on the picket lines Tuesday, day two of school closures due to failed contract negotiations.