Jesse Sharkey

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Jesse Sharkey said : “The federal government made resources available, helping our school system recover from COVID, and we view this as a critical area of recovery,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I’m not suggesting I know exactly what that should be,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “At the same time, the mayor’s CPS team is gas-lighting the public by saying they’re holding schools ‘harmless’ in funding — when that’s just shorthand for continuing to underfund the very schools that have been starved by years of disinvestment and neglect,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey dijo : “Este acuerdo garantiza estándares de seguridad fundamentales para volver a dar clases presenciales en las escuelas de nivel medio, ofrece victorias innovadoras para la protección de nuestros estudiantes y defiende la seguridad y las condiciones de trabajo de todos los miembros de las CPS” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 19, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Our fight is anchored in the struggle to create the schools our students deserve,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, April 16, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Our fight is anchored in the struggle to create the schools our students deserve,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, April 16, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Just 10 minutes before we got on the call with our members, we got a proposal [from CPS] that was quite responsive with one of our areas of concern,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Hopefully the [Chicago Board of Education] responds this morning, we can pull our membership in and get a fair settlement,” “But if there is no response forthcoming and the if board takes unreasonable positions, then we will have to continue to go down this path” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “CTU is making very reasonable demands. ... There has been progress but not adequate progress,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s our feeling CTU is making very reasonable demands,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I personally view the bargaining that took place in January and February as traumatic,” “I don’t want to go through it again” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The city needs to set up a way for high school teachers, clinicians and (paraprofessionals) to be able to help students in our schools, in those affected communities, get vaccinated and help their parents and grandparents get vaccinated,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Students and school communities continue to confront massive trauma, which includes children in low-income communities of color who are under a growing threat of hunger and homelessness,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, March 12, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “These funds provide the ability to address critical needs that the pandemic has intensified, and to remedy decades of indifference and neglect,” “The mayor and CPS just need the political will to do the right thing in partnership with parents, students and educators” External link

chicagotribune Friday, March 12, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “That’s not equity, and CPS has got to do better by those students,” “They’ve got to meet the safety terms of our (agreement). They’ve got to live up to their end of the bargain, because that is the only way we are going to maximize both our students’ educational experience and the safety of every school community member, from staff and students to extended family members” External link

chicagotribune Friday, March 5, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I am confident that we can be delivering in-person education for folks in high school,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I am confident that we can be delivering in-person education for folks in high school,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I am confident that we can be delivering in-person education for folks in high school,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think we’d like to figure out a way to provide services to people in high school, especially to the students who are being most poorly served by the way we’re doing it now,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I am confident that we can be delivering in-person education for folks in high school,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think the board felt the union was unreasonable, and the issue for you became about control, the ability to control schools,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”The process that we just went through I felt in many ways was inhumane for our members, our CPS families, our administrators, the public, as well as people who have a seat at the table,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said ( about Karen Lewis ) : “I was consciously loyal to Karen, and I remained that way. I think it’s worth considering about what the building of those political forces together has meant for this union and for the city and just acknowledging it,” External link

suntimes Monday, February 22, 2021 3:29:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We basically felt ignored, dictated to, run over and treated like our concerns were bogus and completely unjustified,” “If you want to teach someone to swim, you don’t tell them that swimming is safe and throw them into the deep end of the pool. ... You let children play in the shallow end and splash around in it. And they see that it’s fun and it’s safe. That’s the way we should have approached school opening. But when we tried to say that, we were ignored, patronized and bullied” External link

suntimes Friday, February 12, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “This is a union that has had a series of mayors who have acted arrogantly and unilaterally and we’ve fought them all. They’ve been bad bosses. We’re a union that fights bad bosses,” “That was true for Daley. That was true for Rahm. And that was true for Lightfoot. People want to personalize this and make it about us and Lightfoot. It doesn’t fit the fact pattern that we have” External link

suntimes Friday, February 12, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school safety committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve,” External link

sentinelsource Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school safety committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve. Not us. Not our students. Not their families. The fact that CPS could not delay reopening a few short weeks to ramp up vaccinations and preparations in schools is a disgrace,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school Safety Committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school Safety Committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school Safety Committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school Safety Committees created under this agreement to organize and see that CPS meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve. Not us. Not our students. Not their families. The fact that CPS could not delay reopening a few short weeks to ramp up vaccinations and preparations in schools is a disgrace,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Why are they trying to make people come back two weeks after the first vaccine dose and not two weeks after the second vaccine dose? It doesn’t make any sense,” External link

suntimes Monday, February 8, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The reason that they’re not willing to allow teachers to be fully vaccinated before returning is because that would force them to delay reopening. And that is something that they are clearly not willing to do,” External link

suntimes Monday, February 8, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The only thing that we’re going to do to actually get them to not open schools at this point is to not go in,” External link

suntimes Monday, February 8, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “This is not the time for us to have lots and lots of proposals that are our wish list,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “This is not the time for us to have lots and lots of proposals that are our wish list,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “If we think we have something that warrants a settlement... the membership would need to ratify that,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “Our strategy here, it very much remains the same,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “To say we’re deeply disappointed that the mayor has chosen to end negotiations and instead move to lock out educators and shut down schools rather than work out our differences is an understatement,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Three times in the past week, the mayor has drawn a line in the sand, and three times, our solidarity and our commitment has forced her and CPS leadership to step over that line,” “We remain remote until we land an agreement, because what we’re fighting for is right and necessary” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “Our strategy here, it very much remains the same,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “To say we’re deeply disappointed that the mayor has chosen to end negotiations and instead move to lock out educators and shut down schools rather than work out our differences is an understatement,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Three times in the past week, the mayor has drawn a line in the sand, and three times, our solidarity and our commitment has forced her and CPS leadership to step over that line,” “We remain remote until we land an agreement, because what we’re fighting for is right and necessary” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Under that schedule, educators forced back into buildings could still be waiting until June for vaccinations through CPS, months after the mayor proposes to fully reopen school buildings,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “This is a pandemic, and that means our schools have to get every single mitigation protection right if we’re serious about keeping children and adults safe,” “We’re deeply disappointed that the mayor has chosen to stop negotiating and instead move to lock out educators and shut down schools rather than work out our differences” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “That’s a line in the sand, that’s a take it or leave it, and today they tried to walk that back,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : "To say we’re deeply disappointed that the mayor has chosen to end negotiations and instead move to lock out educators and shut down schools rather than work out our differences is an understatement," External link

foxnews Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Three times in the past week, the mayor has drawn a line in the sand, and three times, our solidarity and our commitment has forced her and CPS leadership to step over that line,” “We remain remote until we land an agreement, because what we’re fighting for is right and necessary” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Under that schedule, educators forced back into buildings could still be waiting until June for vaccinations through CPS, months after the mayor proposes to fully reopen school buildings,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't want a lock-out," "We want to keep working remotely as we bargain an agreement to return to our classrooms safely. And we're one step closer to that goal today, because management has agreed to stay at the table rather than escalating conflict or locking out educators" External link

newsweek-USA Friday, February 5, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We are not locked out today or tomorrow because of our members’ unity, their commitment to their school communities and their fearless solidarity,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Those things are a sign of progress," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 1, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We hope that we don't get locked out tomorrow," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 1, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I don’t think she really did herself any favors with … basically going in front of TV cameras and yelling at us and talking about how terrible we are,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Saying we’re locking you out on Monday is not the path to go down,” “That’s not going to work” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Saying we’re locking you out on Monday is not the path to go down,” “That’s not going to work” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 31, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They also, however, have to manage the mayor, which we understand is a concern based on last night’s spectacle,” External link

suntimes Sunday, January 31, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I don’t think she really did herself any favors with … basically going in front of TV cameras and yelling at us and talking about how terrible we are,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, January 30, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I hope we can both acknowledge that this thing got off on the wrong foot,” “I would argue that the Board of Education never intended to reach an agreement on whether and when to do reopening” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “You cannot accomplish a safe reopening with force when you failed to do so with persuasion,” “And for my part I’ll say that I wish that I had been able to see how traumatic this current situation would be and if I had, if I could go back in time, I would have been more insistent on reaching small agreements to build some track record prior to us getting where we are” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I hope we can both acknowledge that this thing got off on the wrong foot,” “I would argue that the Board of Education never intended to reach an agreement on whether and when to do reopening” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “You cannot accomplish a safe reopening with force when you failed to do so with persuasion,” “And for my part I’ll say that I wish that I had been able to see how traumatic this current situation would be and if I had, if I could go back in time, I would have been more insistent on reaching small agreements to build some track record prior to us getting where we are” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think if 3% of the population inside our schools is walking around infected with a variant, it’s too late,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I would argue that the Board of Education never intended to reach an agreement on whether and when to do reopening,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s forcing us into a corner,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Make a reasonable set of agreements with us that allow us to have a safe return,” “We’re hoping the message gets through to CPS. It’s been frustrating. But I will say this, in the last few days, I’ve had better conversations. But we’re really getting down to the eleventh hour, we need an agreement” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “What you have to understand is that you can’t run the schools without the people who work in the schools, and right now, individual educators are looking at the situation and saying, ‘I’m being told to choose between my life and my livelihood,’” “And as this continues, it’s not a way to build trust with the public or build trust with educators. It’s going to get worse, not better” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s forcing us into a corner,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s forcing us into a corner,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Make a reasonable set of agreements with us that allow us to have a safe return,” “We’re hoping the message gets through to CPS. It’s been frustrating. But I will say this, in the last few days, I’ve had better conversations. But we’re really getting down to the 11th hour, we need an agreement” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “What you have to understand is that you can’t run the schools without the people who work in the schools, and right now, individual educators are looking at the situation and saying, ‘I’m being told to choose between my life and my livelihood,’” “And as this continues, it’s not a way to build trust with the public or build trust with educators. It’s going to get worse, not better” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Individual educators are looking at the situation and saying, number one, I’m being told like I have to choose between my life and my livelihood,” “It’s going to get worse, not better” External link

chicagotribune Friday, January 15, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Individual educators are looking at the situation and saying, number one, I’m being told like I have to choose between my life and my livelihood,” “It’s going to get worse, not better” External link

chicagotribune Friday, January 15, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We don’t feel like we’re being listened to,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our union is trying hard to treat bargaining seriously right now,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, January 8, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our union is trying hard to treat bargaining seriously right now,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : "It is this discretion that is at the core of our concerns with Chicago's pandemic response," External link

patch Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “Our union will have to have an internal discussion about what to do next if we can’t reach agreements on how to make our schools safe for everyone,” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Because the vast majority of students will be staying home, making all teachers go into the school buildings is actually going to harm the education of more children than it will help,” “Because inevitably our attention as instructors will be occupied by the small number of students in our classroom instead of our larger number on our Google Classroom” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “But we do have a choice. The CTU objects to this plan without the board bargaining over our proposals about safety, equity and trust,” “Right now we are campaigning and also in court but our union will have to have an internal discussion about what to do next if we can’t reach agreements about how to make our schools safe for everyone, and when we have those discussions, all options are going to be on the table” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Right now, the lack of a clear public health metric, and the lack of a mechanism by which we can say, ‘Yeah, we know that the things which downtown is saying are going to be true in your school’ — the lack of these two things is going to make our union campaign in a way which is going to have very real consequences for this whole city,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Because the vast majority of students will be staying home, making all teachers go into the school buildings is actually going to harm the education of more children than it will help,” “Because inevitably our attention as instructors will be occupied by the small number of students in our classroom instead of our larger number on our Google Classroom” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”The whole point behind the CTU setting out a number of demands is we think we should begin in-person learning when we can meet those demands,” “We shouldn’t say everyone has to be vaccinated (first). Public health officials are telling us that may take a long time … It depends on there being some guardrails, if you will, that help us be assured of safety, equity and trust” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”The whole point behind the CTU setting out a number of demands is we think we should begin in-person learning when we can meet those demands,” “We shouldn’t say everyone has to be vaccinated (first). Public health officials are telling us that may take a long time … It depends on there being some guardrails, if you will, that help us be assured of safety, equity and trust” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It sort of shows why we have been having such a difficult time with the mayor on the question of a safe reopening of schools. There was a degree of disregard for the seriousness of the situation with a joke. There’s a kind of irreverence there about something that we considered to be quite serious at the time. And we’re still seeing a degree of disregard to what we view as very legitimate concerns involving schools,” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They haven’t addressed ventilation, for example. One of the things we know about this virus is that it’s airborne. A lot of schools — in fact, the majority of them — don’t have good ventilation systems,” “As winter is approaching, our ability to open windows is reduced” External link

suntimes Monday, October 5, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As a Mexican immigrant herself, Olga understood the plight of her immigrant students’ families, and in her work she supported not just children but their parents and siblings in their efforts to navigate the school district,” “Her warmth, giving nature and commitment to support whole families was an inspiration to her fellow educators and every student she encountered” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “there are numerous Chicago zip codes, especially in vulnerable Black and Brown communities with high student populations, with double-digit positivity rates” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We cannot prioritize bars and restaurants over Black and Brown children and our city’s most vulnerable students, including special education students and English language learners,” “Increased socialization could cause a sharper spike, which would make it more difficult to reopen school buildings” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Therapeutic services are one of the areas where trying to connect to people through a computer screen is just harder,” “This is one of the places where the stress of a pandemic really shows up” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "There is no question that CTU members and families are safer learning at home," External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "There is no question that CTU members and families are safer learning at home," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Today, we filed the first in a series of grievances against CPS for issuing remote learning guidance that fails to provide our school communities with the instructional tools necessary to deliver proper instruction in a remote context required by the labor contract,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor and CPS made this plan without imagination or input from teachers,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Congratulations to the mayor for being willing to listen to the concerns of families, educators, community groups and health professionals,” External link

newschannel5 Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We have a long way to go and a short time to get there," "CPS must immediately start planning transparently and in partnership with our union to provide every student the educational, social and emotional supports they need to learn and grow" External link

upi Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We have a long way to go and a short time to get there,” “CPS must immediately start planning transparently and in partnership with our union to provide every student the educational, social and emotional supports they need to learn and grow” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “CPS’ remote learning plan must vastly improve on student and family experiences from the spring, and experts on the ground — our members — must be equal partners with the district in crafting those remote learning plans,” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Our remote learning experience must include the infrastructure, professional development, family outreach and staff support to make remote learning robust and enriching for every student. We have a long way to go and a short time to get there. CPS must immediately start planning transparently and in partnership with our union to provide every student the educational, social and emotional supports they need to learn and grow," "We may not be teaching and supporting students in person this fall, but tens of thousands of teachers, clinicians, PSRPs, nurses, librarians and more stand ready to support our students through this pandemic," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “CPS’ remote learning plan must vastly improve on student and family experiences from the spring, and experts on the ground — our members — must be equal partners with the district in crafting those remote learning plans,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor does not have the guts to close the schools,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor does not have the guts to close the schools,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They’re putting it on us to close the schools,” “That’s what we feel like is happening” External link

suntimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor does not have the guts to close the schools,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 3, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor does not have the guts to close the schools,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 3, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The tipping point is the continuing threat to the safety of our students, families and educators who serve them — and right now the mayor’s ‘hybrid’ plan simply lacks the essential guarantees or details to ensure the safety of students, families and educators this fall” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The tipping point is the continuing threat to the safety of our students, families and educators who serve them — and right now the mayor’s ‘hybrid’ plan simply lacks the essential guarantees or details to ensure the safety of students, families and educators this fall” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The tipping point is the continuing threat to the safety of our students, families and educators who serve them — and right now the mayor’s ‘hybrid’ plan simply lacks the essential guarantees or details to ensure the safety of students, families and educators this fall” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our own rank and file members deserve and demand protections — including the right to teach without putting our lives or the lives of our students and their families on the line,” “We demand to be allowed to educate and support our students remotely until this pandemic has been brought under control” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our Black and Latinx neighborhoods contain a disproportionate number of frontline workers at greater risk of COVID-19, from bus drivers and nursing assistants to grocery store clerks and janitors,” “Insisting that these families send their students into classrooms that intensify the risk of virus transmission as the pandemic spikes is not just risky. It’s morally reprehensible” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “We’d like it to be back in the buildings, obviously. We both miss our students, and in-person learning is a lot more effective, but I think we have to acknowledge the reality right now and plan accordingly,” External link

foxnews Friday, July 17, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “But whether the mayor and the school board in Chicago will implement these common-sense measures isn’t yet known,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Remote learning has been a challenge in the CPS schools,” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”You’d think she would have wanted to talk to the people who are supposed to actually be going into those buildings and do the work before making an announcement like that,” “Kids do need their teachers. Kids also need to be healthy and safe. Making promises might sound reassuring, but if you’re making promises that aren’t backed up by what the conditions in schools are going to look like ... come on” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “If someone’s positive in a school, you’ve got to close it,” “Because it means everyone who was exposed to them could potentially be positive and you’re not gonna know for two weeks” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”You’d think she would have wanted to talk to the people who are supposed to actually be going into those buildings and do the work before making an announcement like that,” “Kids do need their teachers. Kids also need to be healthy and safe. Making promises might sound reassuring, but if you’re making promises that aren’t backed up by what the conditions in schools are going to look like ... come on. Last week we had the highest number of cases” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”You’d think she would have wanted to talk to the people who are supposed to actually be going into those buildings and do the work before making an announcement like that,” “Kids do need their teachers. Kids also need to be healthy and safe. Making promises might sound reassuring, but if you’re making promises that aren’t backed up by what the conditions in schools are going to look like ... come on. Last week we had the highest number of cases” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”You’d think she would have wanted to talk to the people who are supposed to actually be going into those buildings and do the work before making an announcement like that,” “Kids do need their teachers. Kids also need to be healthy and safe. Making promises might sound reassuring, but if you’re making promises that aren’t backed up by what the conditions in schools are going to look like ... come on. Last week we had the highest number of cases” External link

suntimes Friday, May 8, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I’m struck by the lack of detail on how the extra burden of the global COVID-19 pandemic will be addressed in the mayor’s CPS budget,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I understand where parents are coming from, but I would just caution this: As a trained educator, the research on students repeating grades is that there’s a number of negative effects,” “We’re in the early stages of figuring out what some of this will look like, but it’s not just as simple as a student goes through three quarters of the year of school, then loses a quarter and so then, ‘Oh let’s go through that same school year again,’” External link

suntimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “There is no reason for any student to receive a failing grade right now,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “In a normal school year, Chicago’s public school educators this week would be submitting grades, preparing report cards and readying for parent-teacher conferences,” “Instead, they are navigating Google classrooms, hosting video meetings and online lessons, and trying to connect with students by whatever means they can” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “There is no reason for any student to receive a failing grade right now,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “In a normal school year, Chicago’s public school educators this week would be submitting grades, preparing report cards and readying for parent-teacher conferences,” “Instead, they are navigating Google classrooms, hosting video meetings and online lessons, and trying to connect with students by whatever means they can” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “We’ve not yet received clarification from the city or CPS on meeting these assurances,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It was exhausting and emotionally trying,” “I want to thank you all for not just putting up with the strike but really for not giving up on the project of public education” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We're proud of what we accomplished," External link

click2houston Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I feel as though we won the best contract that we were able to get given the balance of forces that we have,” “Do I feel like we got everything we deserved in schools? No. And I hope our members aren’t satisfied. If we got everything we deserved and were satisfied, we can pack up our union and go home” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I do think that members are going through a process now that the actual intensity and emotional roller-coaster of a strike is over, where they’re trying to weigh the balance of forces,” “And when you weigh that balance, I think that people see that we achieved a lot. And that we won what there was to win in the course of this contract fight” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’ve been fighting with the [Board of Education] about the exact way that looks,” “I would have loved to have had that worked out by now, but the actual written agreement says that we’re going to work it out after ratification” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think it’s going to pass. I’m confident about that,” “I feel as though we won the best contract that we were able to get given the balance of forces that we have. Do I feel like we got everything we deserved in schools? No. And I hope our members aren’t satisfied. If we got everything we deserved and were satisfied, we can pack up our union and go home” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I do think that members are going through a process now that the actual intensity and emotional roller-coaster of a strike is over, where they’re trying to weigh the balance of forces,” “And when you weigh that balance, I think that people see that we achieved a lot. And that we won what there was to win in the course of this contract fight” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’ve been fighting with the [Board of Education] about the exact way that looks,” “I would have loved to have had that worked out by now, but the actual written agreement says that we’re going to work it out after ratification” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “It took a historic 11-day strike with 30,000 educators, school staff, parents, students and community allies flooding the streets, but we accomplished what we set out to do,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, November 15, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “We expect the mayor to propose her own round of school closings, hitting neighborhood high schools in Black and Brown communities especially hard,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, November 15, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “It took a historic 11-day strike with 30,000 educators, school staff, parents, students and community allies flooding the streets, but we accomplished what we set out to do,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “We expect the mayor to propose her own round of school closings, hitting neighborhood high schools in Black and Brown communities especially hard,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “One thing we learned is that Lori Lightfoot is prone to saying sort of unwise, provocative things in public, which then put her in a corner in negotiations she’s subsequently required to back out of,” “She said that class size and staffing didn’t belong in a labor contract. Class size and staffing are in a labor contract. She said that she wouldn’t put any more money into the labor contract. Well, she put a lot more money into the labor contract. She said she wouldn’t make up any school days. This is a pattern” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We're proud of what we accomplished," External link

click2houston Friday, November 1, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “A strike doesn’t just change the contract, it also changes the people who participate in the strike,” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “This has been a tense last two weeks,” External link

sentinelsource Friday, November 1, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Members of the CTU get the final say on that contract," External link

sentinelsource Friday, November 1, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We have a labor accord, and we’re pleased about that,” “This is something which was the result of a lot of people’s work and people made some real sacrifices” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The question that everyone wants to know is, are we ending the strike and returning to work?” “And the answer to that is, we want to, but there needs to be a discussion about making up some of the instruction time that was lost. I understand that it’s going to be difficult for the mayor and for the people who run the schools to fit 11 instructional days back into the school year. But our strong feeling is that we want to discuss it. It can’t be zero [days]. It can’t be zero. That’s not an acceptable number to us” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “This has been a tense last two weeks,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 1, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we achieved a lot of things," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, November 1, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Frankly, our members are still out there on picket lines," "They don’t need to see me smiling with the mayor when in fact what they need to see is we have a tentative agreement, we have a return to work agreement" External link

nbcnews Friday, November 1, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We have a labor accord, and we’re pleased about that,” “This is something which was the result of a lot of people’s work and people made some real sacrifices” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we achieved a lot of things," External link

nbcdfw Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Frankly, our members are still out there on picket lines," External link

nbcdfw Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we achieved a lot of things," External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Frankly, our members are still out there on picket lines," External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wkbw Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

csmonitor Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said ( about Jesse Sharkey ) : "Now, we feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor”. Sharkey walked those demands back slightly Thursday morning, saying that the mayor must restore at least some of the missed school days. “It can’t be zero. That’s not an acceptable number to us," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Our members are tired, frustrated and miss their students ... we want to return to the classroom," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The question that everyone wants to know is, are we ending the strike and returning to work?” “And the answer to that is, we want to, but there needs to be a discussion about making up some of the instruction time that was lost. I understand that it’s going to be difficult for the mayor and for the people who run the schools to fit 11 instructional days back into the school year. But our strong feeling is that we want to discuss it. It can’t be zero [days]. It can’t be zero. That’s not an acceptable number to us” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

thegrio Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

kiro7 Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

therepublic Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

tribtown Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

ABCnews Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," External link

wcvb Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work." External link

wcvb Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wcvb Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," External link

wlwt Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work." External link

wlwt Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wlwt Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," External link

kcci Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work." External link

kcci Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

kcci Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work." External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

click2houston Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wrcbtv Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it’s a contract we can believe in,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re not walking away from two weeks of school,” “This has always been a thing. It’s labor law. Strikes end with a return to work agreement” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We do not understand why the mayor cannot simply call and say, 'we'll give you an agreement to make up the instructional time,'" "If the mayor calls, and I take that call and she says that we have an agreement on that, we'll be back at work tomorrow" External link

nbcnews Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it’s a contract we can believe in,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re not walking away from two weeks of school,” “This has always been a thing. It’s labor law. Strikes end with a return to work agreement” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it’s a contract we can believe in,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re not walking away from two weeks of school,” “This has always been a thing. It’s labor law. Strikes end with a return to work agreement. ... Instead what happened is this is a mayor who has felt personally affronted and challenged by the fact that teachers have been on picket lines” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

wftv Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

click2houston Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

click2houston Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I don’t want to go into the details of it right now except to say, again, our House of Delegates is coming in to meet at six o’clock. There’s time to make an agreement. We made a pathway clear to the mayor,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I see a pathway. We made that clear to the mayor’s office,” “But right now I don’t, no” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I don’t want to go into the details of it right now except to say, again, our House of Delegates is coming in to meet at six o’clock. There’s time to make an agreement. We made a pathway clear to the mayor,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They brought in one of their most experienced labor relations people who’s also their head lawyer, and we expect an offer from them,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re looking to get classes resumed, but right now the ball is firmly in their court, and if they can find the resources and the will, we think we can get an agreement,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They brought in one of their most experienced labor relations people who’s also their head lawyer, and we expect an offer from them,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re looking to get classes resumed, but right now the ball is firmly in their court, and if they can find the resources and the will, we think we can get an agreement,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They brought in one of their most experienced labor relations people who’s also their head lawyer, and we expect an offer from them,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re looking to get classes resumed, but right now the ball is firmly in their court, and if they can find the resources and the will, we think we can get an agreement,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The good news is in terms of the really difficult sticking points, it’s not a very long list,” “The bad news is, looking at what’s happening, I feel like the city, the mayor and the schools chiefs are digging in” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The good news is in terms of the really difficult sticking points, it’s not a very long list,” “The bad news is, looking at what’s happening, I feel like the city, the mayor and the schools chiefs are digging in” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The good news is in terms of the really difficult sticking points, it’s not a very long list,” “The bad news is, looking at what’s happening, I feel like the city, the mayor and the schools chiefs are digging in” External link

suntimes Monday, October 28, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "She wants to prioritize money and resources to some of our neediest schools. I get that. I think that makes sense. So we're part of the way there," External link

wrcbtv Monday, October 28, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "She wants to prioritize money and resources to some of our neediest schools. I get that. I think that makes sense. So we're part of the way there," External link

click2houston Monday, October 28, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "I'm not talking about hundreds of millions of dollars. I'm talking about 10, 20, 30 million dollars of additional resources to get that job done," External link

click2houston Monday, October 28, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

click2houston Monday, October 28, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The good news is in terms of the really difficult sticking points, it’s not a very long list,” “The bad news is, looking at what’s happening, I feel like the city, the mayor and the schools chiefs are digging in” External link

suntimes Monday, October 28, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : "Right now I’m guardedly optimistic," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 28, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "It's one half of one percent of CPS' annual operating budget," "We feel like we need to be able to get there. We feel like this is an amount of money that CPS needs to be able to make as an investment into our students and our classrooms" External link

upi Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “It’s not very far apart,” “We need the board to make an effort to get that last distance” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “There is a dialogue. We’re talking about substantive issues and we feel like we’re making some progress,” “When things are productive at the table, you keep talking, so that’s what we’re going to do” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “There is a dialogue. We’re talking about substantive issues and we feel like we’re making some progress,” “When things are productive at the table, you keep talking, so that’s what we’re going to do” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s not uncommon when negotiations are at this stage for emotions to be high,” “We just have to manage our emotions and keep at the hard work that’s required to go through and try and get a contract that represents fairness in our schools” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re consciously trying to do our talking at the bargaining table and not just be out here throwing elbows,” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “This is what makes our movement strong [and] why we’re able to go to the bargaining table and win real improvements in our schools,” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our members want to get back to school, but we need to be able to reopen the schools in Chicago with the members of SEIU Local 73 and the members of CTU Local 1 walking back into school together,” “We’re going to have a deal that gets this done for both of our unions. That is solidarity” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s not uncommon when negotiations are at this stage for emotions to be high,” “We just have to manage our emotions and keep at the hard work that’s required to go through and try and get a contract that represents fairness in our schools” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re consciously trying to do our talking at the bargaining table and not just be out here throwing elbows,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “This is what makes our movement strong [and] why we’re able to go to the bargaining table and win real improvements in our schools,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our members want to get back to school, but we need to be able to reopen the schools in Chicago with the members of SEIU Local 73 and the members of CTU Local 1 walking back into school together,” “We’re going to have a deal that gets this done for both of our unions. That is solidarity” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s what we want; obviously our members want to be back with our students” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s what we want; obviously our members want to be back with our students” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”We’re at a point in bargaining where there’s not a huge number of issues, but it’s the important issues and the things that we need to be talking about,” “Hopefully we can get over the hump, but I will say that it still requires some resources and still requires some will from the political leadership of this city” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “negotiations at this point are sensitive” ”And, you know, we’re consciously trying to do our talking at the bargaining table and not just be out here throwing elbows,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are sensitive and we’re working hard in there,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “People are willing to put their bodies on the line for this,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “I don’t know if the mayor knows how labor negotiations work,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “a message of support and to say that he supports the struggle for teachers to improve our conditions in the schools,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re not going back to work without a legally binding agreement,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "I can see how we could end this strike and get back to our classes, which is where we want to be," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We're optimistic that this does not have to be long, but there does need to be a commitment of new resources," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 21, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We understand that a strike is a disruption to the parents of the city," "It's worth a short-term disruption if that puts in place over the long-term the conditions that make education better in this city" External link

wqad Monday, October 21, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We understand that a strike is a disruption to the parents of the city," "It's worth a short-term disruption if that puts in place over the long-term the conditions that make education better in this city" External link

news4jax Monday, October 21, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We understand that a strike is a disruption to the parents of the city," "It's worth a short-term disruption if that puts in place over the long-term the conditions that make education better in this city" External link

wrcbtv Monday, October 21, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We understand that a strike is a disruption to the parents of the city," "It's worth a short-term disruption if that puts in place over the long-term the conditions that make education better in this city" External link

clickondetroit Monday, October 21, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I really do believe that if there’s will and resources we can get a fast agreement here, but it requires those two things,” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “A provision where there’s a promise to hire, but there’s no mechanism for what happens if that promise isn’t kept, that’s not so good for us,” “We have bitter experience with what happens if we can’t actually enforce the stuff that we have” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s up to the mayor to get a fast contract settlement; she has the power to do that,” External link

nytimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I really do believe that if there’s will and resources we can get a fast agreement here, but it requires those two things,” “Things would need to be pretty dramatic, I guess, to meet that, but I don’t want to foreclose that as a possibility” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “A provision where there’s a promise to hire, but there’s no mechanism for what happens if that promise isn’t kept, that’s not so good for us,” “We have bitter experience with what happens if we can’t actually enforce the stuff that we have” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Stacy and I went out for a few hours in the middle of the day to address the other really important group whose voice counts in this matter: the membership of the CTU and the membership of the public,” “Part of my job is in a negotiation like this is talking to the press, because this is how the public understands what’s going on” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think you have to work hard at the bargaining table. There’s two other dynamics at work here. One is that we need time to make decisions and talk to ourselves,” “There’s a lot of work at the table but it’s not all at the table and we’re doing a lot of work and that’s an around-the-clock process” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Stacy and I went out for a few hours in the middle of the day to address the other really important group whose voice counts in this matter: the membership of the CTU and the membership of the public,” “Part of my job is in a negotiation like this is talking to the press, because this is how the public understands what’s going on” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think you have to work hard at the bargaining table. There’s two other dynamics at work here. One is that we need time to make decisions and talk to ourselves,” “There’s a lot of work at the table but it’s not all at the table and we’re doing a lot of work and that’s an around-the-clock process” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think you have to work hard at the bargaining table. There’s two other dynamics at work here. One is that we need time to make decisions and talk to ourselves,” “There’s a lot of work at the table but it’s not all at the table and we’re doing a lot of work and that’s an around-the-clock process” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

fox13memphis Friday, October 18, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

12newsnow Friday, October 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

hjnews Friday, October 18, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, October 18, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

ABCnews Friday, October 18, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly, it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

foxnews Friday, October 18, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We don’t just want a fast deal,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 18, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

seattlepi Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

krqe Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

krqe Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "The mayor wants a five-year contract. Many marriages don't last five years and I don't like this contract enough to marry it," External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "The mayor wants a five-year contract. Many marriages don't last five years and I don't like this contract enough to marry it," External link

nbcbayarea Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

startribune Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our demands are significant, and we have real demands, but that’s because the needs are significant,” “We ask for a lot because we give a lot” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “All of our schools here deal with real traumas, and we need supports,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

seattlepi Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

kiro7 Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

good4utah Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

tribtown Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

wsoctv Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our demands are significant, and we have real demands, but that’s because the needs are significant,” “We ask for a lot because we give a lot” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “All of our schools here deal with real traumas, and we need supports,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “there is a national mood in this country that it’s time to deal with the problems of public education,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our demands are significant, and we have real demands, but that’s because the needs are significant,” “We ask for a lot because we give a lot” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “All of our schools here deal with real traumas, and we need supports,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our demands are significant, and we have real demands, but that’s because the needs are significant,” “We ask for a lot because we give a lot” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “All of our schools here deal with real traumas, and we need supports,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The ball’s in her court,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “We’ve got a ways to go,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "The mayor wants a five-year contract. Many marriages don't last five years and I don't like this contract enough to marry it," External link

nbcdfw Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT



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Jesse Sharkey said : “The federal government made resources available, helping our school system recover from COVID, and we view this as a critical area of recovery,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I’m not suggesting I know exactly what that should be,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “At the same time, the mayor’s CPS team is gas-lighting the public by saying they’re holding schools ‘harmless’ in funding — when that’s just shorthand for continuing to underfund the very schools that have been starved by years of disinvestment and neglect,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey dijo : “Este acuerdo garantiza estándares de seguridad fundamentales para volver a dar clases presenciales en las escuelas de nivel medio, ofrece victorias innovadoras para la protección de nuestros estudiantes y defiende la seguridad y las condiciones de trabajo de todos los miembros de las CPS” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, April 19, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Our fight is anchored in the struggle to create the schools our students deserve,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, April 16, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Our fight is anchored in the struggle to create the schools our students deserve,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, April 16, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Just 10 minutes before we got on the call with our members, we got a proposal [from CPS] that was quite responsive with one of our areas of concern,” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Hopefully the [Chicago Board of Education] responds this morning, we can pull our membership in and get a fair settlement,” “But if there is no response forthcoming and the if board takes unreasonable positions, then we will have to continue to go down this path” External link

suntimes Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “CTU is making very reasonable demands. ... There has been progress but not adequate progress,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s our feeling CTU is making very reasonable demands,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I personally view the bargaining that took place in January and February as traumatic,” “I don’t want to go through it again” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The city needs to set up a way for high school teachers, clinicians and (paraprofessionals) to be able to help students in our schools, in those affected communities, get vaccinated and help their parents and grandparents get vaccinated,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Students and school communities continue to confront massive trauma, which includes children in low-income communities of color who are under a growing threat of hunger and homelessness,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, March 12, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “These funds provide the ability to address critical needs that the pandemic has intensified, and to remedy decades of indifference and neglect,” “The mayor and CPS just need the political will to do the right thing in partnership with parents, students and educators” External link

chicagotribune Friday, March 12, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “That’s not equity, and CPS has got to do better by those students,” “They’ve got to meet the safety terms of our (agreement). They’ve got to live up to their end of the bargain, because that is the only way we are going to maximize both our students’ educational experience and the safety of every school community member, from staff and students to extended family members” External link

chicagotribune Friday, March 5, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I am confident that we can be delivering in-person education for folks in high school,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I am confident that we can be delivering in-person education for folks in high school,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I am confident that we can be delivering in-person education for folks in high school,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think we’d like to figure out a way to provide services to people in high school, especially to the students who are being most poorly served by the way we’re doing it now,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I am confident that we can be delivering in-person education for folks in high school,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think the board felt the union was unreasonable, and the issue for you became about control, the ability to control schools,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”The process that we just went through I felt in many ways was inhumane for our members, our CPS families, our administrators, the public, as well as people who have a seat at the table,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said ( about Karen Lewis ) : “I was consciously loyal to Karen, and I remained that way. I think it’s worth considering about what the building of those political forces together has meant for this union and for the city and just acknowledging it,” External link

suntimes Monday, February 22, 2021 3:29:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We basically felt ignored, dictated to, run over and treated like our concerns were bogus and completely unjustified,” “If you want to teach someone to swim, you don’t tell them that swimming is safe and throw them into the deep end of the pool. ... You let children play in the shallow end and splash around in it. And they see that it’s fun and it’s safe. That’s the way we should have approached school opening. But when we tried to say that, we were ignored, patronized and bullied” External link

suntimes Friday, February 12, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “This is a union that has had a series of mayors who have acted arrogantly and unilaterally and we’ve fought them all. They’ve been bad bosses. We’re a union that fights bad bosses,” “That was true for Daley. That was true for Rahm. And that was true for Lightfoot. People want to personalize this and make it about us and Lightfoot. It doesn’t fit the fact pattern that we have” External link

suntimes Friday, February 12, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school safety committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve,” External link

sentinelsource Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school safety committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve. Not us. Not our students. Not their families. The fact that CPS could not delay reopening a few short weeks to ramp up vaccinations and preparations in schools is a disgrace,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:32:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school Safety Committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school Safety Committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school Safety Committees created under this agreement to organize and see that C.P.S. meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We will protect ourselves by using the school Safety Committees created under this agreement to organize and see that CPS meets safety standards and mitigation protocols,” “Safety Committees will enforce this agreement, have access to information and the ability to change unsafe practices in their school” External link

nytimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Let me be clear. This plan is not what any of us deserve. Not us. Not our students. Not their families. The fact that CPS could not delay reopening a few short weeks to ramp up vaccinations and preparations in schools is a disgrace,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Why are they trying to make people come back two weeks after the first vaccine dose and not two weeks after the second vaccine dose? It doesn’t make any sense,” External link

suntimes Monday, February 8, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The reason that they’re not willing to allow teachers to be fully vaccinated before returning is because that would force them to delay reopening. And that is something that they are clearly not willing to do,” External link

suntimes Monday, February 8, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The only thing that we’re going to do to actually get them to not open schools at this point is to not go in,” External link

suntimes Monday, February 8, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “This is not the time for us to have lots and lots of proposals that are our wish list,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “This is not the time for us to have lots and lots of proposals that are our wish list,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “If we think we have something that warrants a settlement... the membership would need to ratify that,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “Our strategy here, it very much remains the same,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “To say we’re deeply disappointed that the mayor has chosen to end negotiations and instead move to lock out educators and shut down schools rather than work out our differences is an understatement,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Three times in the past week, the mayor has drawn a line in the sand, and three times, our solidarity and our commitment has forced her and CPS leadership to step over that line,” “We remain remote until we land an agreement, because what we’re fighting for is right and necessary” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “Our strategy here, it very much remains the same,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “To say we’re deeply disappointed that the mayor has chosen to end negotiations and instead move to lock out educators and shut down schools rather than work out our differences is an understatement,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Three times in the past week, the mayor has drawn a line in the sand, and three times, our solidarity and our commitment has forced her and CPS leadership to step over that line,” “We remain remote until we land an agreement, because what we’re fighting for is right and necessary” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Under that schedule, educators forced back into buildings could still be waiting until June for vaccinations through CPS, months after the mayor proposes to fully reopen school buildings,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “This is a pandemic, and that means our schools have to get every single mitigation protection right if we’re serious about keeping children and adults safe,” “We’re deeply disappointed that the mayor has chosen to stop negotiating and instead move to lock out educators and shut down schools rather than work out our differences” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “That’s a line in the sand, that’s a take it or leave it, and today they tried to walk that back,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, February 6, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : "To say we’re deeply disappointed that the mayor has chosen to end negotiations and instead move to lock out educators and shut down schools rather than work out our differences is an understatement," External link

foxnews Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Three times in the past week, the mayor has drawn a line in the sand, and three times, our solidarity and our commitment has forced her and CPS leadership to step over that line,” “We remain remote until we land an agreement, because what we’re fighting for is right and necessary” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Under that schedule, educators forced back into buildings could still be waiting until June for vaccinations through CPS, months after the mayor proposes to fully reopen school buildings,” External link

suntimes Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:26:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't want a lock-out," "We want to keep working remotely as we bargain an agreement to return to our classrooms safely. And we're one step closer to that goal today, because management has agreed to stay at the table rather than escalating conflict or locking out educators" External link

newsweek-USA Friday, February 5, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We are not locked out today or tomorrow because of our members’ unity, their commitment to their school communities and their fearless solidarity,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Those things are a sign of progress," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 1, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We hope that we don't get locked out tomorrow," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 1, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I don’t think she really did herself any favors with … basically going in front of TV cameras and yelling at us and talking about how terrible we are,” External link

chicagotribune Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Saying we’re locking you out on Monday is not the path to go down,” “That’s not going to work” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Saying we’re locking you out on Monday is not the path to go down,” “That’s not going to work” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 31, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They also, however, have to manage the mayor, which we understand is a concern based on last night’s spectacle,” External link

suntimes Sunday, January 31, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I don’t think she really did herself any favors with … basically going in front of TV cameras and yelling at us and talking about how terrible we are,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, January 30, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I hope we can both acknowledge that this thing got off on the wrong foot,” “I would argue that the Board of Education never intended to reach an agreement on whether and when to do reopening” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “You cannot accomplish a safe reopening with force when you failed to do so with persuasion,” “And for my part I’ll say that I wish that I had been able to see how traumatic this current situation would be and if I had, if I could go back in time, I would have been more insistent on reaching small agreements to build some track record prior to us getting where we are” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I hope we can both acknowledge that this thing got off on the wrong foot,” “I would argue that the Board of Education never intended to reach an agreement on whether and when to do reopening” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “You cannot accomplish a safe reopening with force when you failed to do so with persuasion,” “And for my part I’ll say that I wish that I had been able to see how traumatic this current situation would be and if I had, if I could go back in time, I would have been more insistent on reaching small agreements to build some track record prior to us getting where we are” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think if 3% of the population inside our schools is walking around infected with a variant, it’s too late,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I would argue that the Board of Education never intended to reach an agreement on whether and when to do reopening,” External link

suntimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s forcing us into a corner,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Make a reasonable set of agreements with us that allow us to have a safe return,” “We’re hoping the message gets through to CPS. It’s been frustrating. But I will say this, in the last few days, I’ve had better conversations. But we’re really getting down to the eleventh hour, we need an agreement” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “What you have to understand is that you can’t run the schools without the people who work in the schools, and right now, individual educators are looking at the situation and saying, ‘I’m being told to choose between my life and my livelihood,’” “And as this continues, it’s not a way to build trust with the public or build trust with educators. It’s going to get worse, not better” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s forcing us into a corner,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s forcing us into a corner,” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Make a reasonable set of agreements with us that allow us to have a safe return,” “We’re hoping the message gets through to CPS. It’s been frustrating. But I will say this, in the last few days, I’ve had better conversations. But we’re really getting down to the 11th hour, we need an agreement” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “What you have to understand is that you can’t run the schools without the people who work in the schools, and right now, individual educators are looking at the situation and saying, ‘I’m being told to choose between my life and my livelihood,’” “And as this continues, it’s not a way to build trust with the public or build trust with educators. It’s going to get worse, not better” External link

suntimes Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Individual educators are looking at the situation and saying, number one, I’m being told like I have to choose between my life and my livelihood,” “It’s going to get worse, not better” External link

chicagotribune Friday, January 15, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Individual educators are looking at the situation and saying, number one, I’m being told like I have to choose between my life and my livelihood,” “It’s going to get worse, not better” External link

chicagotribune Friday, January 15, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We don’t feel like we’re being listened to,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our union is trying hard to treat bargaining seriously right now,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, January 8, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our union is trying hard to treat bargaining seriously right now,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : "It is this discretion that is at the core of our concerns with Chicago's pandemic response," External link

patch Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “Our union will have to have an internal discussion about what to do next if we can’t reach agreements on how to make our schools safe for everyone,” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Because the vast majority of students will be staying home, making all teachers go into the school buildings is actually going to harm the education of more children than it will help,” “Because inevitably our attention as instructors will be occupied by the small number of students in our classroom instead of our larger number on our Google Classroom” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “But we do have a choice. The CTU objects to this plan without the board bargaining over our proposals about safety, equity and trust,” “Right now we are campaigning and also in court but our union will have to have an internal discussion about what to do next if we can’t reach agreements about how to make our schools safe for everyone, and when we have those discussions, all options are going to be on the table” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Right now, the lack of a clear public health metric, and the lack of a mechanism by which we can say, ‘Yeah, we know that the things which downtown is saying are going to be true in your school’ — the lack of these two things is going to make our union campaign in a way which is going to have very real consequences for this whole city,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Because the vast majority of students will be staying home, making all teachers go into the school buildings is actually going to harm the education of more children than it will help,” “Because inevitably our attention as instructors will be occupied by the small number of students in our classroom instead of our larger number on our Google Classroom” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”The whole point behind the CTU setting out a number of demands is we think we should begin in-person learning when we can meet those demands,” “We shouldn’t say everyone has to be vaccinated (first). Public health officials are telling us that may take a long time … It depends on there being some guardrails, if you will, that help us be assured of safety, equity and trust” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”The whole point behind the CTU setting out a number of demands is we think we should begin in-person learning when we can meet those demands,” “We shouldn’t say everyone has to be vaccinated (first). Public health officials are telling us that may take a long time … It depends on there being some guardrails, if you will, that help us be assured of safety, equity and trust” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It sort of shows why we have been having such a difficult time with the mayor on the question of a safe reopening of schools. There was a degree of disregard for the seriousness of the situation with a joke. There’s a kind of irreverence there about something that we considered to be quite serious at the time. And we’re still seeing a degree of disregard to what we view as very legitimate concerns involving schools,” External link

suntimes Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They haven’t addressed ventilation, for example. One of the things we know about this virus is that it’s airborne. A lot of schools — in fact, the majority of them — don’t have good ventilation systems,” “As winter is approaching, our ability to open windows is reduced” External link

suntimes Monday, October 5, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As a Mexican immigrant herself, Olga understood the plight of her immigrant students’ families, and in her work she supported not just children but their parents and siblings in their efforts to navigate the school district,” “Her warmth, giving nature and commitment to support whole families was an inspiration to her fellow educators and every student she encountered” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “there are numerous Chicago zip codes, especially in vulnerable Black and Brown communities with high student populations, with double-digit positivity rates” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We cannot prioritize bars and restaurants over Black and Brown children and our city’s most vulnerable students, including special education students and English language learners,” “Increased socialization could cause a sharper spike, which would make it more difficult to reopen school buildings” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Therapeutic services are one of the areas where trying to connect to people through a computer screen is just harder,” “This is one of the places where the stress of a pandemic really shows up” External link

suntimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "There is no question that CTU members and families are safer learning at home," External link

usaToday Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "There is no question that CTU members and families are safer learning at home," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Today, we filed the first in a series of grievances against CPS for issuing remote learning guidance that fails to provide our school communities with the instructional tools necessary to deliver proper instruction in a remote context required by the labor contract,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor and CPS made this plan without imagination or input from teachers,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “Congratulations to the mayor for being willing to listen to the concerns of families, educators, community groups and health professionals,” External link

newschannel5 Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We have a long way to go and a short time to get there," "CPS must immediately start planning transparently and in partnership with our union to provide every student the educational, social and emotional supports they need to learn and grow" External link

upi Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We have a long way to go and a short time to get there,” “CPS must immediately start planning transparently and in partnership with our union to provide every student the educational, social and emotional supports they need to learn and grow” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “CPS’ remote learning plan must vastly improve on student and family experiences from the spring, and experts on the ground — our members — must be equal partners with the district in crafting those remote learning plans,” External link

suntimes Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Our remote learning experience must include the infrastructure, professional development, family outreach and staff support to make remote learning robust and enriching for every student. We have a long way to go and a short time to get there. CPS must immediately start planning transparently and in partnership with our union to provide every student the educational, social and emotional supports they need to learn and grow," "We may not be teaching and supporting students in person this fall, but tens of thousands of teachers, clinicians, PSRPs, nurses, librarians and more stand ready to support our students through this pandemic," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “CPS’ remote learning plan must vastly improve on student and family experiences from the spring, and experts on the ground — our members — must be equal partners with the district in crafting those remote learning plans,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor does not have the guts to close the schools,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor does not have the guts to close the schools,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They’re putting it on us to close the schools,” “That’s what we feel like is happening” External link

suntimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor does not have the guts to close the schools,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 3, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The mayor does not have the guts to close the schools,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 3, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The tipping point is the continuing threat to the safety of our students, families and educators who serve them — and right now the mayor’s ‘hybrid’ plan simply lacks the essential guarantees or details to ensure the safety of students, families and educators this fall” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The tipping point is the continuing threat to the safety of our students, families and educators who serve them — and right now the mayor’s ‘hybrid’ plan simply lacks the essential guarantees or details to ensure the safety of students, families and educators this fall” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The tipping point is the continuing threat to the safety of our students, families and educators who serve them — and right now the mayor’s ‘hybrid’ plan simply lacks the essential guarantees or details to ensure the safety of students, families and educators this fall” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our own rank and file members deserve and demand protections — including the right to teach without putting our lives or the lives of our students and their families on the line,” “We demand to be allowed to educate and support our students remotely until this pandemic has been brought under control” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:48:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our Black and Latinx neighborhoods contain a disproportionate number of frontline workers at greater risk of COVID-19, from bus drivers and nursing assistants to grocery store clerks and janitors,” “Insisting that these families send their students into classrooms that intensify the risk of virus transmission as the pandemic spikes is not just risky. It’s morally reprehensible” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “We’d like it to be back in the buildings, obviously. We both miss our students, and in-person learning is a lot more effective, but I think we have to acknowledge the reality right now and plan accordingly,” External link

foxnews Friday, July 17, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “But whether the mayor and the school board in Chicago will implement these common-sense measures isn’t yet known,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Remote learning has been a challenge in the CPS schools,” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”You’d think she would have wanted to talk to the people who are supposed to actually be going into those buildings and do the work before making an announcement like that,” “Kids do need their teachers. Kids also need to be healthy and safe. Making promises might sound reassuring, but if you’re making promises that aren’t backed up by what the conditions in schools are going to look like ... come on” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “If someone’s positive in a school, you’ve got to close it,” “Because it means everyone who was exposed to them could potentially be positive and you’re not gonna know for two weeks” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”You’d think she would have wanted to talk to the people who are supposed to actually be going into those buildings and do the work before making an announcement like that,” “Kids do need their teachers. Kids also need to be healthy and safe. Making promises might sound reassuring, but if you’re making promises that aren’t backed up by what the conditions in schools are going to look like ... come on. Last week we had the highest number of cases” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”You’d think she would have wanted to talk to the people who are supposed to actually be going into those buildings and do the work before making an announcement like that,” “Kids do need their teachers. Kids also need to be healthy and safe. Making promises might sound reassuring, but if you’re making promises that aren’t backed up by what the conditions in schools are going to look like ... come on. Last week we had the highest number of cases” External link

suntimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”You’d think she would have wanted to talk to the people who are supposed to actually be going into those buildings and do the work before making an announcement like that,” “Kids do need their teachers. Kids also need to be healthy and safe. Making promises might sound reassuring, but if you’re making promises that aren’t backed up by what the conditions in schools are going to look like ... come on. Last week we had the highest number of cases” External link

suntimes Friday, May 8, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I’m struck by the lack of detail on how the extra burden of the global COVID-19 pandemic will be addressed in the mayor’s CPS budget,” External link

chicagotribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I understand where parents are coming from, but I would just caution this: As a trained educator, the research on students repeating grades is that there’s a number of negative effects,” “We’re in the early stages of figuring out what some of this will look like, but it’s not just as simple as a student goes through three quarters of the year of school, then loses a quarter and so then, ‘Oh let’s go through that same school year again,’” External link

suntimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “There is no reason for any student to receive a failing grade right now,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “In a normal school year, Chicago’s public school educators this week would be submitting grades, preparing report cards and readying for parent-teacher conferences,” “Instead, they are navigating Google classrooms, hosting video meetings and online lessons, and trying to connect with students by whatever means they can” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “There is no reason for any student to receive a failing grade right now,” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “In a normal school year, Chicago’s public school educators this week would be submitting grades, preparing report cards and readying for parent-teacher conferences,” “Instead, they are navigating Google classrooms, hosting video meetings and online lessons, and trying to connect with students by whatever means they can” External link

suntimes Friday, April 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “We’ve not yet received clarification from the city or CPS on meeting these assurances,” External link

suntimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It was exhausting and emotionally trying,” “I want to thank you all for not just putting up with the strike but really for not giving up on the project of public education” External link

suntimes Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We're proud of what we accomplished," External link

click2houston Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I feel as though we won the best contract that we were able to get given the balance of forces that we have,” “Do I feel like we got everything we deserved in schools? No. And I hope our members aren’t satisfied. If we got everything we deserved and were satisfied, we can pack up our union and go home” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I do think that members are going through a process now that the actual intensity and emotional roller-coaster of a strike is over, where they’re trying to weigh the balance of forces,” “And when you weigh that balance, I think that people see that we achieved a lot. And that we won what there was to win in the course of this contract fight” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’ve been fighting with the [Board of Education] about the exact way that looks,” “I would have loved to have had that worked out by now, but the actual written agreement says that we’re going to work it out after ratification” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think it’s going to pass. I’m confident about that,” “I feel as though we won the best contract that we were able to get given the balance of forces that we have. Do I feel like we got everything we deserved in schools? No. And I hope our members aren’t satisfied. If we got everything we deserved and were satisfied, we can pack up our union and go home” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I do think that members are going through a process now that the actual intensity and emotional roller-coaster of a strike is over, where they’re trying to weigh the balance of forces,” “And when you weigh that balance, I think that people see that we achieved a lot. And that we won what there was to win in the course of this contract fight” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’ve been fighting with the [Board of Education] about the exact way that looks,” “I would have loved to have had that worked out by now, but the actual written agreement says that we’re going to work it out after ratification” External link

suntimes Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “It took a historic 11-day strike with 30,000 educators, school staff, parents, students and community allies flooding the streets, but we accomplished what we set out to do,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, November 15, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “We expect the mayor to propose her own round of school closings, hitting neighborhood high schools in Black and Brown communities especially hard,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, November 15, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “It took a historic 11-day strike with 30,000 educators, school staff, parents, students and community allies flooding the streets, but we accomplished what we set out to do,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey wrote : “We expect the mayor to propose her own round of school closings, hitting neighborhood high schools in Black and Brown communities especially hard,” External link

chicagotribune Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said ( about Lori Lightfoot ) : “One thing we learned is that Lori Lightfoot is prone to saying sort of unwise, provocative things in public, which then put her in a corner in negotiations she’s subsequently required to back out of,” “She said that class size and staffing didn’t belong in a labor contract. Class size and staffing are in a labor contract. She said that she wouldn’t put any more money into the labor contract. Well, she put a lot more money into the labor contract. She said she wouldn’t make up any school days. This is a pattern” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We're proud of what we accomplished," External link

click2houston Friday, November 1, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “A strike doesn’t just change the contract, it also changes the people who participate in the strike,” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “This has been a tense last two weeks,” External link

sentinelsource Friday, November 1, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Members of the CTU get the final say on that contract," External link

sentinelsource Friday, November 1, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We have a labor accord, and we’re pleased about that,” “This is something which was the result of a lot of people’s work and people made some real sacrifices” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The question that everyone wants to know is, are we ending the strike and returning to work?” “And the answer to that is, we want to, but there needs to be a discussion about making up some of the instruction time that was lost. I understand that it’s going to be difficult for the mayor and for the people who run the schools to fit 11 instructional days back into the school year. But our strong feeling is that we want to discuss it. It can’t be zero [days]. It can’t be zero. That’s not an acceptable number to us” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “This has been a tense last two weeks,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, November 1, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we achieved a lot of things," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, November 1, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Frankly, our members are still out there on picket lines," "They don’t need to see me smiling with the mayor when in fact what they need to see is we have a tentative agreement, we have a return to work agreement" External link

nbcnews Friday, November 1, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We have a labor accord, and we’re pleased about that,” “This is something which was the result of a lot of people’s work and people made some real sacrifices” External link

suntimes Friday, November 1, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we achieved a lot of things," External link

nbcdfw Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Frankly, our members are still out there on picket lines," External link

nbcdfw Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we achieved a lot of things," External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Frankly, our members are still out there on picket lines," External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wkbw Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

csmonitor Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said ( about Jesse Sharkey ) : "Now, we feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor”. Sharkey walked those demands back slightly Thursday morning, saying that the mayor must restore at least some of the missed school days. “It can’t be zero. That’s not an acceptable number to us," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Our members are tired, frustrated and miss their students ... we want to return to the classroom," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The question that everyone wants to know is, are we ending the strike and returning to work?” “And the answer to that is, we want to, but there needs to be a discussion about making up some of the instruction time that was lost. I understand that it’s going to be difficult for the mayor and for the people who run the schools to fit 11 instructional days back into the school year. But our strong feeling is that we want to discuss it. It can’t be zero [days]. It can’t be zero. That’s not an acceptable number to us” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

thegrio Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

kiro7 Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

fox13memphis Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

therepublic Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We feel like we’re just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor,” External link

tribtown Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

ABCnews Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," External link

wcvb Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work." External link

wcvb Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wcvb Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," External link

wlwt Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work." External link

wlwt Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wlwt Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," External link

kcci Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work." External link

kcci Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

kcci Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work." External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

click2houston Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

wrcbtv Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it’s a contract we can believe in,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re not walking away from two weeks of school,” “This has always been a thing. It’s labor law. Strikes end with a return to work agreement” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We do not understand why the mayor cannot simply call and say, 'we'll give you an agreement to make up the instructional time,'" "If the mayor calls, and I take that call and she says that we have an agreement on that, we'll be back at work tomorrow" External link

nbcnews Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it’s a contract we can believe in,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re not walking away from two weeks of school,” “This has always been a thing. It’s labor law. Strikes end with a return to work agreement” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

eagletribune Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it’s a contract we can believe in,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re not walking away from two weeks of school,” “This has always been a thing. It’s labor law. Strikes end with a return to work agreement. ... Instead what happened is this is a mayor who has felt personally affronted and challenged by the fact that teachers have been on picket lines” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:46:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We feel like we're just being punished because we had the audacity to defy the mayor," External link

wftv Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

click2houston Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

click2houston Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I don’t want to go into the details of it right now except to say, again, our House of Delegates is coming in to meet at six o’clock. There’s time to make an agreement. We made a pathway clear to the mayor,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I see a pathway. We made that clear to the mayor’s office,” “But right now I don’t, no” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I don’t want to go into the details of it right now except to say, again, our House of Delegates is coming in to meet at six o’clock. There’s time to make an agreement. We made a pathway clear to the mayor,” External link

chicagotribune Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They brought in one of their most experienced labor relations people who’s also their head lawyer, and we expect an offer from them,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re looking to get classes resumed, but right now the ball is firmly in their court, and if they can find the resources and the will, we think we can get an agreement,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They brought in one of their most experienced labor relations people who’s also their head lawyer, and we expect an offer from them,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re looking to get classes resumed, but right now the ball is firmly in their court, and if they can find the resources and the will, we think we can get an agreement,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:31:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “They brought in one of their most experienced labor relations people who’s also their head lawyer, and we expect an offer from them,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re looking to get classes resumed, but right now the ball is firmly in their court, and if they can find the resources and the will, we think we can get an agreement,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The good news is in terms of the really difficult sticking points, it’s not a very long list,” “The bad news is, looking at what’s happening, I feel like the city, the mayor and the schools chiefs are digging in” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The good news is in terms of the really difficult sticking points, it’s not a very long list,” “The bad news is, looking at what’s happening, I feel like the city, the mayor and the schools chiefs are digging in” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The good news is in terms of the really difficult sticking points, it’s not a very long list,” “The bad news is, looking at what’s happening, I feel like the city, the mayor and the schools chiefs are digging in” External link

suntimes Monday, October 28, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "She wants to prioritize money and resources to some of our neediest schools. I get that. I think that makes sense. So we're part of the way there," External link

wrcbtv Monday, October 28, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "She wants to prioritize money and resources to some of our neediest schools. I get that. I think that makes sense. So we're part of the way there," External link

click2houston Monday, October 28, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "I'm not talking about hundreds of millions of dollars. I'm talking about 10, 20, 30 million dollars of additional resources to get that job done," External link

click2houston Monday, October 28, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We've asked the (school) board to give us a little more time to do our jobs," "Teachers can call it preparation time, but you can call it collaboration time, you can call it time that we need to call parents, the time that we need to grade lessons, to give individual attention to students' work" External link

click2houston Monday, October 28, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The good news is in terms of the really difficult sticking points, it’s not a very long list,” “The bad news is, looking at what’s happening, I feel like the city, the mayor and the schools chiefs are digging in” External link

suntimes Monday, October 28, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : "Right now I’m guardedly optimistic," External link

news-yahoo Monday, October 28, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "It's one half of one percent of CPS' annual operating budget," "We feel like we need to be able to get there. We feel like this is an amount of money that CPS needs to be able to make as an investment into our students and our classrooms" External link

upi Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “It’s not very far apart,” “We need the board to make an effort to get that last distance” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “There is a dialogue. We’re talking about substantive issues and we feel like we’re making some progress,” “When things are productive at the table, you keep talking, so that’s what we’re going to do” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “There is a dialogue. We’re talking about substantive issues and we feel like we’re making some progress,” “When things are productive at the table, you keep talking, so that’s what we’re going to do” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s not uncommon when negotiations are at this stage for emotions to be high,” “We just have to manage our emotions and keep at the hard work that’s required to go through and try and get a contract that represents fairness in our schools” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re consciously trying to do our talking at the bargaining table and not just be out here throwing elbows,” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “This is what makes our movement strong [and] why we’re able to go to the bargaining table and win real improvements in our schools,” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our members want to get back to school, but we need to be able to reopen the schools in Chicago with the members of SEIU Local 73 and the members of CTU Local 1 walking back into school together,” “We’re going to have a deal that gets this done for both of our unions. That is solidarity” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s not uncommon when negotiations are at this stage for emotions to be high,” “We just have to manage our emotions and keep at the hard work that’s required to go through and try and get a contract that represents fairness in our schools” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re consciously trying to do our talking at the bargaining table and not just be out here throwing elbows,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “This is what makes our movement strong [and] why we’re able to go to the bargaining table and win real improvements in our schools,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our members want to get back to school, but we need to be able to reopen the schools in Chicago with the members of SEIU Local 73 and the members of CTU Local 1 walking back into school together,” “We’re going to have a deal that gets this done for both of our unions. That is solidarity” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s what we want; obviously our members want to be back with our students” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s what we want; obviously our members want to be back with our students” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”We’re at a point in bargaining where there’s not a huge number of issues, but it’s the important issues and the things that we need to be talking about,” “Hopefully we can get over the hump, but I will say that it still requires some resources and still requires some will from the political leadership of this city” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “negotiations at this point are sensitive” ”And, you know, we’re consciously trying to do our talking at the bargaining table and not just be out here throwing elbows,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are sensitive and we’re working hard in there,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 26, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 10:52:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Things are better than they’ve been in quite awhile,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “People are willing to put their bodies on the line for this,” External link

chicagotribune Friday, October 25, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey told : “I don’t know if the mayor knows how labor negotiations work,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “a message of support and to say that he supports the struggle for teachers to improve our conditions in the schools,” External link

suntimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We’re not going back to work without a legally binding agreement,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "I can see how we could end this strike and get back to our classes, which is where we want to be," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, October 22, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”He has won the freedom of American hostages throughout the world and has broken countless labor stalemates throughout the country, and we welcome his participation in these negotiations,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We're optimistic that this does not have to be long, but there does need to be a commitment of new resources," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 21, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We understand that a strike is a disruption to the parents of the city," "It's worth a short-term disruption if that puts in place over the long-term the conditions that make education better in this city" External link

wqad Monday, October 21, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : ”I don’t see any reason why it can’t happen later this week,” External link

suntimes Monday, October 21, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We understand that a strike is a disruption to the parents of the city," "It's worth a short-term disruption if that puts in place over the long-term the conditions that make education better in this city" External link

news4jax Monday, October 21, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We understand that a strike is a disruption to the parents of the city," "It's worth a short-term disruption if that puts in place over the long-term the conditions that make education better in this city" External link

wrcbtv Monday, October 21, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We understand that a strike is a disruption to the parents of the city," "It's worth a short-term disruption if that puts in place over the long-term the conditions that make education better in this city" External link

clickondetroit Monday, October 21, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I really do believe that if there’s will and resources we can get a fast agreement here, but it requires those two things,” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “A provision where there’s a promise to hire, but there’s no mechanism for what happens if that promise isn’t kept, that’s not so good for us,” “We have bitter experience with what happens if we can’t actually enforce the stuff that we have” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “It’s up to the mayor to get a fast contract settlement; she has the power to do that,” External link

nytimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I really do believe that if there’s will and resources we can get a fast agreement here, but it requires those two things,” “Things would need to be pretty dramatic, I guess, to meet that, but I don’t want to foreclose that as a possibility” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “A provision where there’s a promise to hire, but there’s no mechanism for what happens if that promise isn’t kept, that’s not so good for us,” “We have bitter experience with what happens if we can’t actually enforce the stuff that we have” External link

suntimes Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Stacy and I went out for a few hours in the middle of the day to address the other really important group whose voice counts in this matter: the membership of the CTU and the membership of the public,” “Part of my job is in a negotiation like this is talking to the press, because this is how the public understands what’s going on” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think you have to work hard at the bargaining table. There’s two other dynamics at work here. One is that we need time to make decisions and talk to ourselves,” “There’s a lot of work at the table but it’s not all at the table and we’re doing a lot of work and that’s an around-the-clock process” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Stacy and I went out for a few hours in the middle of the day to address the other really important group whose voice counts in this matter: the membership of the CTU and the membership of the public,” “Part of my job is in a negotiation like this is talking to the press, because this is how the public understands what’s going on” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think you have to work hard at the bargaining table. There’s two other dynamics at work here. One is that we need time to make decisions and talk to ourselves,” “There’s a lot of work at the table but it’s not all at the table and we’re doing a lot of work and that’s an around-the-clock process” External link

suntimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “I think you have to work hard at the bargaining table. There’s two other dynamics at work here. One is that we need time to make decisions and talk to ourselves,” “There’s a lot of work at the table but it’s not all at the table and we’re doing a lot of work and that’s an around-the-clock process” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “it might just be all the time,” External link

suntimes Friday, October 18, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

fox13memphis Friday, October 18, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

12newsnow Friday, October 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

hjnews Friday, October 18, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, October 18, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

ABCnews Friday, October 18, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly, it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

foxnews Friday, October 18, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "We don't just want a fast deal," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “We don’t just want a fast deal,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 18, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

seattlepi Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

krqe Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

krqe Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "The mayor wants a five-year contract. Many marriages don't last five years and I don't like this contract enough to marry it," External link

nbcnewyork Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "The mayor wants a five-year contract. Many marriages don't last five years and I don't like this contract enough to marry it," External link

nbcbayarea Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

startribune Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our demands are significant, and we have real demands, but that’s because the needs are significant,” “We ask for a lot because we give a lot” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “All of our schools here deal with real traumas, and we need supports,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

seattlepi Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

kiro7 Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

good4utah Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing,” “That’s important and frankly it’s important what the words actually are. We don’t want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed” External link

tribtown Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "As of right now, as of this moment, we have still not seen those promises in writing," "That's important and frankly it's important what the words actually are. We don't want a half measure, we want some of these basic conditions completely addressed" External link

wsoctv Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our demands are significant, and we have real demands, but that’s because the needs are significant,” “We ask for a lot because we give a lot” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “All of our schools here deal with real traumas, and we need supports,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “there is a national mood in this country that it’s time to deal with the problems of public education,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our demands are significant, and we have real demands, but that’s because the needs are significant,” “We ask for a lot because we give a lot” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “All of our schools here deal with real traumas, and we need supports,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “Our demands are significant, and we have real demands, but that’s because the needs are significant,” “We ask for a lot because we give a lot” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “All of our schools here deal with real traumas, and we need supports,” External link

suntimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : “The ball’s in her court,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey added : “We’ve got a ways to go,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:23:00 PM EAT

Jesse Sharkey said : "The mayor wants a five-year contract. Many marriages don't last five years and I don't like this contract enough to marry it," External link

nbcdfw Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president40.00%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
vice president40.00%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
teachers union vice president6.67%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
chicago teachers union vice president6.67%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
union vice president6.67%EN09/29/201629/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Jesse SharkeyEN100.00%


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