Chicago’s Teacher Strike Ends; Classes Resume Wednesday

Source: BJ Lutz and Lisa Balde / NBC Chicago

Chicago’s first teacher strike in 25 years came to an end Tuesday after more than a week of discussions and rallies that had parents scrambling to find alternative care for their children.

The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates — nearly 800 members — voted to end the strike during a meeting at Operating Engineers Hall, at 2260 Grove Street, on the city’s south side.

The vote comes after delegates had a chance to review a contract proposal solidified over the weekend and means roughly 350,000 Chicago Public Schools students will head back to class on Wednesday.

The action, however, does not mean an automatic approval of that contract. Ratification of the contract requires a separate vote from the union’s rank and file.

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