On Tuesday, the Chicago Teacher Union voted to end their week and a half long strike and return to the classroom Wednesday morning. For the first time since 1987, Chicago's public school teachers went on strike on September 10th.
A vast majority of the teacher's unions' 800 delegates voted to end the strike and return to work after considering the latest contract between the union and Chicago Public Schools. Karen Lewis, the president of the teacher's union, stated "We said that it was time - that we couldn't solve all the problems of the world with one contract, and that it was time to suspend the strike."
Before accepting the contract, it must be voted on the by union's entire membership of 26,000 teachers. It will take weeks before final voting results are available, however, Lewis is optimistic that the contract will pass.
Media Resources: New York Times 9/18/12; Feminist Newswire 9/10/12
12/22/2014 President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014's Last Press Conference - In case you missed it, President Obama on Friday held his last press conference of 2014 - and when it was time for questions, he only called on women.
The press corps has long been dominated by men, and Helen Thomas became the first female reporter to cover the White House in 1960.
It was not the first time President Obama took questions from only women. . . .