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Chicago Teachers Union Members Endorse New Contract 2019-11-16 [Diane Ravitch]

Chicago Teachers Divided Over Strike Settlement 2019-11-13 [CounterPunch]

Could CPS teachers go back on strike? That’s possible if the union ratification vote fails 2019-11-11 [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago Teachers Union To Vote Next Week On Tentative Contract Agreement With Chicago Public Schools 2019-11-05 [CBS]

TA union files unfair labor practice charges against Decatur district 2019-11-05 [WAND]

CTU didn't win everything, but they've transformed the City and the labor movement 2019-11-04 [In These Times]

Strike-ending deal will shape Chicago schools for years 2019-11-03 [Wash Post]

The 11-day teachers strike in Chicago paid off 2019-11-02 [Vox]

Chicago Teachers Celebrate End of Historic Strike After 11 Days 2019-11-02 [TruthOut]

Chicago Teachers Strike Ends! Weingarten Explains What Happened 2019-11-02 [Diane Ravitch]

“This is a win for our city”: Chicago teachers celebrate end of historic strike after 11 days 2019-11-01 [Democracy Now]

Triton mid-managers set to strike Nov. 6; seek back pay, reject extra work hours 2019-11-01 [Chicago Tribune]

After 11 Days, Chicago Teachers Strike to End as Union, Mayor Reach Deal 2019-11-01 [USNews]

Chicago teachers strike continues into 11th day over one last demand: Make up strike days 2019-10-31 [USA Today]

Teamsters won’t deliver across Chicago Teachers Union picket lines: ‘Today it’s them, tomorrow it’s us’ 2019-10-27 [Chicago Tribune]

In 'Classless' act, striking teachers spat on in Chicago Board of Trade 2019-10-26 [Block Club]

As the Strike Approached in Chicago, Teachers Taught Labor 2019-10-25 [Atlantic]

Mendota teachers accuse district of unfair labor practices 2019-10-24 [WIFR]

On the picketline with CPS teachers, school nurses and counselors say they're stretched too thin: It's a lot, these kids need somebody 2019-10-19 [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago Teachers Union: The Status of the Strike 2019-10-18 [Diane Ravitch]

The Chicago Teachers Union Goes on the Offense Against Austerity 2019-10-18 [Jacobin]

In Chicago, 25000 teachers on strike and 300000 children out of the classroom 2019-10-18 [Wash Post]

Chicago Teachers Strike: Thousands of teachers hit picket lines across city, CPS classes canceled 2019-10-18 [ABC]

Watch live: Thousands of striking teachers march through downtown Chicago 2019-10-17 [WGNTV]

25,000 Chicago Teachers Union / AFT members strike 2019-10-17 [Washington Post]

Thousands of Chicago teachers vote to strike 2019-10-17 [CBS]

Chicago Teachers Union Will Strike Starting Thursday 2019-10-17 [Diane Ravitch]

Triton College staff vote to OK strike, could walk off job as early as Friday 2019-10-17 [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago teachers are on the brink of a strike. The reasons why come down to politics, time and money 2019-10-16 [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago teachers are fighting for their students' futures 2019-10-15 [The Nation]

Sign here! Tell Chicago Mayor Lightfoot to negotiate a fair contract with CTU Local 1 and SEIU 73! 2019-10-14 [AFT]

Chicago Teachers Union plans downtown rally days before potential strike 2019-10-11 [Chicago Sun-Times]

CTU says union contract negotiations should be livestreamed to the public. It has a point 2019-10-10 [IL Policy]

Will Chicago Teachers Be Next to Strike? 2019-10-09 [TruthOut]

She fixes forklifts, smashes glass ceilings in auto mechanics industry 2019-10-07 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Chicago teachers host ‘art build’ ahead of strike 2019-10-06 [WGN]

Sparc settles with workers who alleged anti-union retaliation 2019-10-05 [SJR]

Chicago teachers are preparing to strike and Bernie Sanders has their back 2019-10-03 [Jacobin]

Chicago Teachers Set Strike Date for Oct. 17 as Talks Resume 2019-10-03 [Time]

Chicago Teachers Union/AFT authorizes strike for 25,000 members over pay, staffing, student care 2019-09-29 [NPR]

Will the Teacher Strike Wave Hit Chicago Again? 2019-09-27 [Labor Notes]

Chicago: CTU Votes Overwhelmingly to Strike 2019-09-27 [Diane Ravitch]

Ninety-four percent of Chicago Teachers Union educators vote to authorize strike 2019-09-27 [CTU]

Chicago Labor Unrest Brews as Teachers, Park Workers Weigh Strikes 2019-09-26 [Bloomberg]

Strike becomes lockout as U of C Medical Centre tells nurses to disperse 2019-09-26 [Hyde Park Herald]

Strike becomes lockout as U. of C. Medical Center tells nurses to disperse 2019-09-24 [Hyde Park Herald]

Thousands of UChicago Medical Center Nurses Strike, Shutting Down Emergency Services 2019-09-22 [Chicago Maroon]

2,200 nurses walk off the job at the University of Chicago Medical Center 2019-09-22 [CBS]

Bernie Sanders to join Chicago Teachers Union labor rally 2019-09-21 [Chicago Sun-Times]

University of Chicago hospital nurses will strike Friday, union says 2019-09-20 [ABC]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]