The Chicago Sun-Times has a nice pick-up today regarding contract talks between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union. While CPS said yesterday that "significant progress" has been made in the negotiations, the Board of Education has nonetheless put a strike contingency plan on the agenda for tomorrow's school board meeting. The plan would "provide student and family support in the event the Chicago Teachers Union chooses to strike." Further details are expected at tomorrow's meeting.
As PI reported, CTU held informational pickets across the city yesterday and suggested that strike pickets could be next unless there is a change in the direction of contract talks. CTU's House of Delegates will meet Wednesday at which time union leaders will brief the delegation on the progress of negotiations and possibility of issuing a ten-day strike notice.