The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates voted today to suspend
the first teachers' strike in the Windy City since 1987 and the first educator
walkout in a major American city since the one in Detroit back in 2006. Classes will
resume tomorrow for the first time since September 7. Seven classroom days will now have be made up as a result of the strike.
teachers and we wanted to get back into the classroom,” says John
Robertson, a CTU delegate from Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy. “I think our
people have fought to get a good contract for our members.”
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