Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had harsh
words today at a press conference outside the Board
of Education, indicating that a strike might be on the way. Another possible indication: The Board of Education unveiled a resolution at their monthly meeting for a Chicago Public Schools strike contingency plan.
Lewis was a bit more conciliatory a couple of hours after the press conference in remarks
before the Board. She said there would be a contract and that
“hopefully” there will be “movement on major issues” in the next few
days. Also, Lewis echoed the remarks of CPS officials that thanks to a potential new labor deal the Board of
Education will consider a fresh 2012-13 school year budget at their
We may know more about whether teachers will
stage a strike following a CTU House of Delegates meeting at 4:30 p.m.
today. * The union must provide CPS a ten-day notice prior to a walkout.
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