Chicago Tonight has learned that the Chicago Teachers Union plans to take a strike authorization vote in the schools next week. The CTU needs 75 percent of its members to approve a strike authorization vote.
School reform advocate Robin Steans, a key negotiator of the recent school reform legislation, says the vote contradicts the spirit of the reform legislation.
“I don’t understand how teachers could vote to authorize a strike before they have seen the package offered by the School Board,” said Steans.
CTU would neither confirm nor deny plans for a strike authorization vote.
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