Heckuva job, Rahm: Chicago teachers to strike after talks fail
Too busy off raising money, I guess.
The Chicago Teachers Union says its members will go on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years.
The union says contract talks with the district failed late Sunday night over issues including benefits and job security.
“We will be on the picket line,” Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said Sunday night, calling it a difficult decision and one the union hoped could be avoided.
More than 26,000 teachers and support staff are expected to hit the picket lines Monday morning, while the school district and parents make plans for keeping students safe and occupied during the day.