Chicago teachers strike enters 2nd week; mayor takes fight to court
September 16th, 2012
08:21 PM ET

Chicago teachers strike enters 2nd week; mayor takes fight to court

From Kyung Lah and Greg Botelho, CNN

Chicago (CNN) - Chicago school kids won't be back in class until at least Wednesday after teachers union representatives decided not to end a week-long walkout - despite a tentative contract deal reached by union leaders and school officials.

The move left Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowing to go to court to force teachers back to work, calling Sunday's actions by the union "a delay of choice that is wrong for our children."

The mayor announced in a statement that he's asked city lawyers to file an injunction in circuit court to "immediately end this strike."

CNN's Kyung Lah reported from Chicago; Greg Botelho from Atlanta. CNN's Ed Payne and Chris Welch also contributed to this report.

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  1. Name*eilatan cajazz

    Stick it to them Chicago teachers,until they place entrance requirements on kids prior to starting school. I implore you not to give in. Urban schools are bastions for the ills of society and for your salary to depend on the children that go to these schools is criminal. If Mr Emanuel thinks it is so easy, I would like to see him and all of the others come to a Chicago school and teach. But my request would be to let him do it for 6 months without the cameras and any type of help or power. He will then truly get an idea of what so many teachers deal with on a daily basis. Just my two cents worth.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:49 am |