The Chicago Teachers Union's (CTU) House of Delegates will reportedly meet Wednesday to talk about a possible strike.
It was reported late last month that the CTU is gearing up for a potential strike in October if the union and school district are still without a contract agreement by that time.
Wednesday's union meeting will include a "discussion of where we're at" in contract negotiations and "what we need to do going forward," CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey said Tuesday, according to DNAinfo Chicago.
Speaking about the contract negotiations, Sharkey said he expects "talks will intensify over the next couple weeks," adding that the beginning of the new academic year "puts pressure on both sides to get issues resolved."
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool also commented on the contract negotiations, saying "the talks will intensify this week."
"We're going to be there every single day that the teachers are willing to talk," he said.