News Coverage: Karen Lewis


October 10, 2011 @ 2:39 AM

Labor issues haven't changed much in 150 years, speaker says

The State Journal-Register/

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union and executive vice president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, was guest speaker at the 26th annual Mother Jones dinner sponsored by the Mother Jones Foundation. 

October 04, 2011 @ 1:00 AM

Teachers union officials discuss 'better school day' in meetings with aldermen

Chicago Tribune/

CTU president Lewis says union was 'blindsided' by resolution calling for longer dayHoping to tell their side of the longer school day story, Chicago Teachers Union officials met with 25 aldermen in private briefings Monday.


September 30, 2011 @ 12:13 PM

Brizard and Lewis Spar Over School Days

NBC Chicago (blog)/

Chicago Teacher's Union President Karen Lewis, Friday, responded quickly to a letter sent to local news media by Chicago Public School's CEO Jean Claude Brizard that asked for her help in negotiating longer school days. She says Brizard -- and by proxy ...


September 09, 2011 @ 3:00 AM

Teachers union chief: Emanuel declared war over longer school day


The Chicago Teachers Union on Thursday filed its first major legal salvo in the battle over a longer school day, charging that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his education team are waging an illegal campaign to circumvent the union. CTU President Karen Lewis said Emanuel’s actions amount to a declaration of war.

Related: Duncan says CPS deserves badge of shame for short school day [S-T]

June 16, 2011 @ 1:03 AM

Game on: Teachers union to fight on raises

Chicago Public Schools teachers are planning to fight back against the district's decision to renege on four percent raises called for under the current labor contract.

The Board of Education voted yesterday to claw back the raises, citing a $720 million budget deficit.  Read more...

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