Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Life in "Progress" City - Chicago edition

Chicago Teachers Union officials filed a 10-day notice of intent to strike Wednesday, thrusting teachers closer to a walkout that could begin as early as the fifth day of the new school year.
Wednesday’s filing comes one day before an emergency meeting of the union’s House of Delegates, when the setting of a strike date will likely be discussed.

Both steps are required before the 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers’ Union can wage the first CTU walkout since the tumultuous 19-day strike of 1987.

At a news conference announcing the filing of the 10-day notice, CTU President Karen Lewis said it was “the only way to get the Board’s attention.’’


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