An important message for you from Amy Goodman

Your Donation: $

Chicago Teachers Suspend Strike After Deal Reached

Chicago public schools are back in session today after the governing body of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to suspend a nine-day strike. On Tuesday, teacher representatives accepted an agreement with the city calling for a double-digit salary increase over the next three years, as well as compromises over the contentious issues of teacher evaluations and job security. The agreement will now go before a union-wide vote. Uncertainty remains over how many schools Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will try to close. Analysts have estimated as many as 140 Chicago-area schools could face closure in the near future.

See all headlines for this show

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.