June 4, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
Chicago, IL – The Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools met Thursday for a bargaining session on a new labor contract for teachers. CTU President Karen Lewis says teachers may be willing to forego annual raises in the new contract, if Chicago and state governments step up to find other revenue sources for Chicago Public Schools.
Lewis is critical of comments from the district's CEO Forest Claypool that schools may not open in September due to what Lewis calls the district's broke on purpose fiscal crisis. Lewis says that statement is another example of Claypool's failed leadership. To hear the audio click the following link