Over the objections of the Chicago Public Schools board, a federal judge will allow the Chicago Teachers Union to pursue a class action lawsuit alleging CPS discriminated in focusing past teacher layoffs at African American teachers and staff working in schools in predominantly African American neighborhoods.
Interest rate swaps class action vs big banks could draw in 'tens of thousands' of public bodies with billions at stake
Two Mississippi and Alabama hospitals and the county that includes the cities of Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss., have squared off in Chicago federal court with many of the country’s biggest financial institutions over so-called interest rate swaps — an issue now impacting governments and other public bodies throughout the country, including Chicago’s public schools system.
State Supreme Court says CPS doesn't need to arbitrate over 'Do Not Hire' decisions for probationary teachers
Saying to rule otherwise would illegally limit the ability of the Chicago Public Schools and other school districts to choose to hire or not hire teachers, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to reject the Chicago Teachers’ Union’s attempt to force the Chicago Board of Education to arbitrate grievances over how CPS designates probationary teachers it ultimately opts not to hire.
Judge denies class certification in racial discrimination suit over Chicago Board of Education's decision to "turn around" 10 schools
The Chicago Teachers Union and three black, tenured Chicago Public Schools teachers suing the city's Board of Education over allegations administrators engaged in racial discrimination by targeting schools staffed predominantly by black teachers for reorganization purposes will not be allowed to turn their suit into a class action.