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by Brandon Campbell
1:25am
Sun Sep 16, 2012

CTU Strike: Union Park Rally Draws Union Leaders and Supporters (VIDEO)

A rally at Union Park brought out thousands of teachers, parents, and union supporters from Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana and abroad as the school board and Chicago Teachers Union representatives continued to work on contract negotiations Saturday afternoon.

Union President Karen Lewis drew loud applause and chants of “Karen for Mayor” from the crowd as she took the stage at about 2:30 p.m.

Lewis said union negotiators were given a written framework for a contract on Friday, with details and completed language to be discussed on Sunday. But she said that doesn’t mean the strike is about to end.

“We are still on strike. We only have a framework for an agreement, not an agreement,” Lewis said. “Until you hear it from the CTU, we are on strike.”

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by Aricka Flowers
11:54am
Wed Jun 29, 2011

Poll: Dems Could Win State Senate In Wisconsin Recall Elections

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's polarizing collective bargaining law is set to go into effect today. The bill sparked four months of protests, which continue each day at Noon at the state capitol routunda where solidarity songs and chants of "Recall Walker" can be heard, and have led to the recall elections of six Republicans and three Democrats.

New data by Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that the Democrats could take over the state Senate in Wisconsin.