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On Tuesday, October 11, Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers, parents and students woke to the news that an indefinite strike, set to begin at six that morning, had been called off.  After 22 months of...

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On September 29, the House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to give their employer, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) legal notice of an open-ended strike to begin on Tuesday, October 11. After 400...

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From a one-day political strike in Chicago, to over two thousand union members discussing the fight back against attacks on unions and declining wages: Chicago buzzed at the beginning of April. The Labor Notes conference,...

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On April 1, Chicago teachers shut down the third largest school district in the U.S. to protest the Chicago Public School (CPS) system’s failure to pay normal increases to teachers guaranteed by contract and also...

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The ongoing fight between the Chicago Teachers Union and “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel may be heading toward the second teachers’ strike in four years. What is driving the current phase of this fight is the...

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The Retirement Crisis

January 22, 2016

Step up the Fight to Defend Pensions The ability to retire with dignity is under further attack. This is part of the 40-year assault on the economic security of workers in the US and throughout...

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All across Seattle, educators we talked to expressed anger at the district for having the audacity to ignore their demands....

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Chicago's 2015 mayoral and city council elections will be analyzed for years to come, but one thing is clear: the city was, and remains ready for change....

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The unlikely runoff on April 7 in Chicago’s mayoral race is a challenge to big business and Chicago’s infamous political establishment. It points towards the opportunities to build independent, left campaigns challenging the big business...

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The following article was written before news broke that Karen Lewis had been hospitalized with a serious medical condition. It has now been announced that she will not be able to pursue her campaign for...

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