Charting a way forward

AFT President Randi Weingarten and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi addressed AFT leaders at the union’s legislative conference this week. Both outlined their plans for the years to come.

Students or dollar signs?

Chicago Teachers Union members at Acero charter schools made history this week, launching the first charter school strike in the nation’s history. More than 500 teachers and support staff at Acero’s 15 schools have been in contract negotiations for over six months and have been working without a contract since early October, when their previous agreement expired.