September 10th, 2012
03:14 AM ET

Official: No deal yet between Chicago teachers and school system

By Michael Pearson and Holly Yan, CNN

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(CNN)- There will be no contract deal Monday night between Chicago public school officials and the city's teacher's union, city school board President David Vitale said.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's spokeswoman, Sarah Hamilton, said talks were continuing late Monday, though Vitale said by then that he'd left the negotiating session for the night.

"We said to them again, 'We should resolve this tomorrow, we are close enough,'" Vitale said. "This is hard work. We want to get this resolved. We want our kids back in school."

The failure to produce a breakthrough comes a day after the Chicago Teacher's Union called a strike as school officials said they had nothing more to offer. The union has not stated, as of late Monday night, if the city's first teachers strike in 25 years will continue into a second day Tuesday in the absence of a deal.

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  1. Pam

    No sympathy..at this point be happy to be working.

    September 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm |