Published On: Wed, Sep 19th, 2012

Chicago Teachers Return to Work

Chicago teachers returned to work Wednesday after the teachers union voted to suspend its strike, allowing hundreds of thousands of children to return to class.

The seven-day strike that disrupted the daily routines of children across Chicago ended after union delegates voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to suspend the walkout after discussing a proposed contract settlement with heads of the school district.

The deal, which will be ratified by all 26,000 CTU union members, calls for average raises of 17.6% over four years and abolishes a merit pay program that would have been tied to increased emphasis on student test scores.

Click here to download the latest summary of highlights in the new tentative agreement.


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