- After a unanimous vote by over 700 members of the union's House of Delegates, the Chicago Teacher's Union announced it will strike Sept. 10 unless a new contract is reached with the school district.
- The strike would be the 400,000-student district's first in 25 years, and would result in the removal of 350,000 children from the classroom, the suspension of sports for 11,000 student athletes and the loss of free breakfasts for hundreds of thousands of eligible students.
- Chicago Public Schools officials have previously announced a contingency plan and union president Karen Lewis says the union will continue negotiating until an agreement is reached.
From the article:
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Teachers Union members will walk off the job Sept. 10 unless a new contract is reached with the school district because teachers are "tired of being bullied, belittled and betrayed," the union's president said late Thursday. ...