Chicago teachers remain on strike; tentative deal still not reached
CHICAGO – Three-hundred-fifty-thousand Chicago public school students are out of class for yet another day as teachers continue to strike.
The city's teachers union and the school board failed to agree on a contract Sunday evening. Teacher representatives decided not to accept the tentative deal reached last week.
Instead, they'll give members until Tuesday to consider the details and reconvene for a vote.
Teachers said they want a fair deal, but also want to get back to work.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking city lawyers to file for an injunction that could end the strike immediately.