The Chicago Teachers Union announced this morning that 75 percent of its members voted to authorize a strike, the first step in a potential walkout to open the 2012-13 school year. "The vote has well surpassed the 75 percent threshold required by state law," CTU said in a news release.
Teachers are probably closer to a walkout than they have been at any
time since the 1980’s – when, during a pre-Mayor Richard Daley period, the
union actually went on a number of strikes. Read more »