September 18th, 2012
06:49 PM ET

Chicago teachers vote to end strike, classes resume Wednesday

From the CNN Wire Staff
Chicago (CNN) - Hundreds of thousands of Chicago schoolchildren will return to class Wednesday after the teachers union voted to suspend its strike.

About 800 union officers and delegates met for just over two hours before there was an overwhelming voice vote to suspend the walkout, according to delegates who attended the meeting.

The contract agreement with the school system still needs to be ratified by the more than 29,000 teachers and support staff who are members of the union.

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  1. ralph lauren

    It is wonderful to read the paper the articles you write, my buddy. And could give attention to your websites day-to-day and also call your site to read the paper any most current content articles, at the time you replace. Continue! I do hope you have a very good day.

    October 2, 2012 at 4:14 am |
  2. Commie Tactics

    Rahm is a shill – he played the situation like a banjo – he is a fake leader and a proxy for the thugs.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  3. Commie Tactics

    Unions suck

    September 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  4. bfoley4444

    Mrs Caneva,
    You must be kidding, a 2% on time graduation rate for black students at Chicago Universities?? Chicago public schools has a 40% drop out rate from High School never mind college.Of those that graduate from high school many cannot make change nor tell time unless it is on a "digital" clock. I agree, it is not "all" the fault of teachers, much of the blame should be put on the federal Govt, and their assinine regulations. Put control of the schools back into the hands of the "local" Govt. However, you must admit that a "big" part of the problem is the teachers who have died in their classrooms and not had the deciency to fall down and the unions who demand that they be allowed to stay on the job. It is time to either get rid of the unions, or for you people take care of it. You can't have it both ways. Get rid of tenure period.


    September 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm |