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Chicago teachers strike set for Oct. 11

Lauren FitzPatrickThe Chicago Sun-Times

Sep 29, 2016

Union overwhelmingly approves date for Chicago teachers strike

This article was written by Lauren FitzPatrick and Jesse Betend and appeared originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Further turning up the pressure during already tense negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates on Wednesday set a strike date of Oct. 11.

“If we cannot reach the agreement by then, we will withhold our labor,” CTU President Karen Lewis said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. “It’s time to move this along.”

But Lewis had this to say to parents concerned about a possible strike and the effects on their children.

“What I…

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