No Agreement Reached in Chicago Teacher's Strike
by Colleen Case
As of late Monday night no agreement has been made between Chicago public school teacher's union and the school board reported CNN.
The first teacher's strike in 25 years left 350,000 students with a day off. Local police enforcement has increased their patrols with more kids on the street.
The Union, made up of 30,000 teachers, called the strike after eight months of negotiating with the school district's administration was not resolved.
Many parents of students responded negatively to the strike. Many were left scrambling to find arrangements for their children.
Pay raises, length of school days, health benefits and job security were all factors in the negation with the school board. The proposed changes by the teacher's union would cost $400 million over 4 years reported CNN.
At a midday conference, an administrator said "Both sides need to get back to the table as quickly as possible and really stay in there, negotiate through the night if necessary. Get it over with quickly so that we can get these kids back in school."