NBC Chicago: Judge Holds Off Order To End Chicago Teacher Strike

Source: NBC Chicago

A Cook County Circuit Court judge on Monday declined a request to hold a same-day hearing for an injunction to immediately end Chicago’s teacher strike.

During a short meeting, Judge Peter Flynn postponed the requested hearing until Wednesday, city law department spokesman Roderick Drew said. That comes after the Chicago Teachers Union’s delegates are scheduled to meet and vote on a proposed contract.

Earlier in the day, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ordered a 700-page injunction request be filed to get kids and teachers back in class. It seeks a temporary restraining order and asks a judge to immediately end the strike. The complaint states the strike is illegal because it’s based on non-economic issues and because it presents a “clear and present danger to public health and safety.”

The move came after union delegates on Sunday deferred their vote to end the strike and asked for more time to review a proposed teachers’ contract drafted by school officials and the CTU.

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