Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chicago Teachers Strike Ends

Sept. 18, 2012 - The Chicago Teachers Union voted today to end their strike. Teachers will be back in classrooms tomorrow morning (Wednesday), as will some 350,000 affected students. The strike began on Monday, September 10.

"Union delegates voted overwhelmingly to formally suspend the strike," says Fox News today, "after discussing details of a proposed contract settlement worked out over the weekend. Classes were to resume Wednesday." The union only voted on whether or not to keep striking, and today's vote "was not on the contract offer itself," reports Fox, and the "contract will now be submitted to a vote by the full membership of more than 25,000 teachers."