With the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. today to perhaps vote on ending the strike, the union has another day of planned strike actions. These include a 6:30 a.m. start on picket lines outside schools as well as canvassing neighborhoods to provide leaflets for parents.
The House of Delegates is expected to vote on whether or not to approve a tentative contract deal reached between CPS and CTU (the CTU Web site has a summary of this agreement). If the strike persists, Cook County Circuit Judge Peter Flynn could rule as soon as tomorrow on whether to grant CPS injunctive relief that would halt the strike. CPS filed their complaint in circuit court yesterday contending that the strike is illegal as it is over issues besides wages and benefits, and also that the walkout presents a "clear and present danger" to students' health and safety.