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The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11.
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Arguments this month will focus on whether to overturn a key precedent allowing unions to charge nonmembers for collective bargaining costs. (January 5, 2016)

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One hundred fourty-four Children First schools remained open during the Chicago teachers' strike, providing nonacademic projects and activities to 350,000 students.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Hopes that students in Chicago could return to school Monday after a weeklong teachers' strike were dashed after the union's 800 delegates deferred a vote to end it.
September 17, 2012 | Updated: May 11, 2016 - Education Week
After a framework for a tentative agreement emerged Friday, the union's delegates were scheduled to meet this weekend to vet a draft and vote on whether to call off the strike.
September 14, 2012 | Updated: May 11, 2016 - Education Week
Talks drag on with hopes for Friday return.
September 13, 2012 | Updated: May 3, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune
The flare-up in Chicago is, in many ways, reflective of broader tensions about changes to evaluation policies being rolled out across the country.
September 12, 2012 | Updated: May 11, 2016 - Education Week
Recent developments could signal the start of a more collaborative relationship between teachers' unions and virtual education after years of friction.
August 27, 2012 - Education Week
Chicago, Milwaukee, and New York have all relinquished multi-million-dollar federal grants intended to promote merit pay and professional development for educators.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week
At the biennial convention, union delegates take hard-line stances despite leaders' calls to continue pursuing reform measures.
August 6, 2012 - Education Week
With a loss of some 100,000 members in the past two years—and more expected—the teachers' union is striving to buttress its political clout.
July 13, 2012 - Education Week

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