Will It End? Chicago Teachers To Vote On Strike

By: AP
By: AP

CHICAGO (AP) -- Parents and striking Chicago teachers are waiting to learn whether students will return to the classroom Monday.

Union leaders and the school district have been working throughout the weekend on the exact wording of a potential contract that would give teachers a raise, but also require tougher evaluations.

Both sides were hopeful the union's House of Delegates would vote Sunday afternoon to suspend the strike so classes could resume Monday. But union leaders say the walkout will continue until the language is approved and delegates accept it.

Thousands of teachers and allies rallied Saturday in a Chicago park in a boisterous show of strength and solidarity. Many say the Chicago walkout signals a turning point for unions nationwide.

More than 350,000 students were idled when the walkout began last Monday.

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