Chicago Teachers Decline Vote on New Contract, Stay on Strike
Posted at: 09/16/2012 6:04 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago teachers union will continue its week-old strike in the nation's third-largest city, keeping thousands of students out of class.
The union's House of Delegates declined to vote on whether to end the strike Sunday after hearing details of a tentative contract agreement. Teachers will keep picketing Monday, one week after teachers walked out.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and union representatives were pushing for a quick resolution as parents found alternatives for about 350,000 students. A proposed settlement was reached this weekend on sticking points that included teacher evaluations and job security.
The settlement needs to be approved by the union's full 25,000 members within two weeks of the delegates suspending a strike.
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