Chicago Teachers End Strike

Classes will resume tomorrow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2012 5:40 PM CDT
Chicago Teachers End Strike
Teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago Tuesday, before the strike ended.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Your extended break is over, Chicago kids. The city's teachers ended their strike of more than a week today, and classes will be back in session tomorrow, reports the Chicago Tribune. The move came after about 800 union delegates debated a tentative pact that emerged over the weekend. Today's vote was not on whether to accept the deal, but on whether to continue the strike, reports the AP. They opted to formally suspend it, and the contract now goes up for a vote before the city's 25,000 teachers.

"We said we couldn't solve all the problems of the world with one contract," said union President Karen Lewis. “And it was time to end the strike." (More Chicago stories.)

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