Members of the Chicago Teachers Union are scheduled to vote on the proposed contract reached after a seven-day strike last month.The strike left more than 350,000 students out of class across Chicago. The teachers walked out Sept.
On September 10, 2012, some 26,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff went on strike. Here are some images of teachers striking at Lloyd Elementary School, Roosevelt High School and Kelvyn Park High School in Chicago.
Hundreds of Chicago Teachers Union delegates met Wednesday evening for an update on contract negotiations. And in a largely symbolic show of support for the union, they voted to give their president a power she already had: the ability to issue a ten-day strike notice at her discretion.
Last week, the Chicago Teachers Union decided they were allowed to strike, in an attempt to push Chicago Public Schools administration to negotiate with them over longer school days and pay. Comedian Ed Flynn knows you might not understand how this situation became so heated. And as a self-described "uneducated" individual, he wants to clear up any confusion.