High expectations and an ideologically divided union have kept the Chicago Teachers Union strike from ending, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
As the Chicago Teacher Union’s strike enters its second week, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a suit to end the strike and return students to the classroom.
As the Chicago Teachers Union strike enters its fourth day, President Obama finds himself stuck in the middle of the unfolding contract battle between the city and the labor union.
Earlier this week, former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was forced to end his brief stint as fundraiser for the President’s Super PAC after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) went on strike.
Negotiations continued Tuesday between Chicago city officials and the striking Chicago Teachers Union, as 350,000 Chicago children did not have school for a second day.
The Obama administration refuses to join the debate between his former chief of staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the Chicago Teachers Union. In the past, Obama has had no qualms about becoming involved in local issues.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has suspended his efforts to fundraise for the Obama-affiliated Super PAC, Priorities USA, as Chicago teachers strike.
Chicago Mayor and former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama Rahm Emanuel is on the ground in Charlotte and trolling for secret super PAC cash in support of the president’s reelection campaign, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Democrats are looking to mayors to make their case to the country, but the mayor closest to the Obama White House is having plenty of trouble in his own city.
Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel repeatedly claimed he had no memory of the Obama administration’s controversial $535 million loan to failed solar company Solyndra, but White House emails released Thursday say it was Emanuel’s idea for the administration to tout the doomed firm.