Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Teacher Strike Avoided at Eleventh Hour

A teacher's strike in Chicago has been averted, with an agreement reached just minutes before the midnight strike deadline.

Union leaders and school board officials reached a "tentative agreement" on a contract that could extend through 2019. Union President Karen Lewis made the announcement just moments before the deadline.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the agreement would ensure that nearly 400,000 students enrolled in they city's 652 schools could attend class for the foreseeable future.

The agreement averts the second major strike for Chicago teachers since 2012.

The district's nearly 400,000 students had class Tuesday, as scheduled.

Information provided by Week HOI-19

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