Union: No Deal To Avoid Strike, Teachers Will Hit Picket Lines


CBS Chicago
September 9, 2012

Chicago Public Schools teachers were preparing to go on strike for the fist time in a quarter century on Monday, after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday with no deal to avert a walkout.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said late Sunday there had been some progress in contract talks, but “we have failed to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike.”

The impasse set the stage for the city’s first teachers’ strike since 1987. The union had set a midnight deadline for a walkout.

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