Chicago teachers’ strike cancels classes for 10th day
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago teachers strike has cancelled classes for a 10th day in the nation’s third-largest school district.
Contract talks resumed Wednesday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union met face-to-face Tuesday but failed to reach a tentative agreement.
Lightfoot says she sweetened the city’s offer during that meeting, committing more money to reduce class sizes and boost long-term teachers’ pay.
Union leaders said Tuesday night that they expect to get details of those proposals on Wednesday to share with teachers.
If negotiators reach a tentative agreement, union officials said elected delegates could have a vote on Wednesday afternoon.
But neither side seems certain that will happen.
Union leaders say its 25,000 members will have to consider the “risks and rewards” of continuing a strike.