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Chicago Teachers Union plans contract talks every day until strike date

Lauren FitzPatrickThe Chicago Sun-Times

Oct 06, 2016

This originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times

With less than a week before Chicago’s public school teachers could strike, negotiators have cleared the holiday weekends for talks they hope will result finally in a contract.

That’s what the Chicago Teachers Union leadership told the House of Delegates on Wednesday, after meeting with the governing body which also would have to approve any agreement union bargainers might reach with the Board of Education.

The talks now are planned right up to the Oct. 11 deadline, when teachers say they’ll walk picket lines, including on Monday’s Columbus Day holiday. The talks have intensified…

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