What to do during the teacher strike that begins Thursday.
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Classes and after-school activities will be cancelled for all CPS students on Thursday in anticipation of a teacher strike authorization Wednesday night, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said this morning.
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union will go on strike October 17 at 12:01 a.m. if a tentative contract deal is not reached before then, the union’s House of Delegates decided Wednesday night.
Chicago Teachers Union members voted overwhelmingly this week to authorize a strike if a contract deal is not reached soon.
Payton’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter on Tuesday planted nearly 3,000 American flags along the path leading to the outdoor picnic tables in honor of the lives lost on September 11, 2001.
The Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates on Wednesday night voted unanimously to schedule a strike authorization vote for late this month.
As Payton teachers returned to school this week to prep for the first day of classes on Tuesday, leaders of their union continued to negotiate with the City of Chicago over a new contract.