A contract deal with the Chicago Teachers Union is unlikely before Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Saturday, suggesting the ongoing strike is likely to extend into next week.
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Payton teachers returned to the picket line outside school Friday morning as the CTU strike entered its second day.
Payton teachers arrived in front of school in the faint light of early dawn Thursday, settling in for hours of picketing as the first day of the citywide Chicago Teachers Union walkout began.
What to do during the teacher strike that begins Thursday.
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.