Parents Will Know Monday Evening If Teachers Are Striking Oct. 11: Union

(CBS) — In just four days, Chicago teachers could be on strike if no deal is reached with the Board of Education in last-minute negotiations.

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on the latest meeting, Friday, between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union.

“There is some movement, but nothing substantial,” CTU President Karen Lewis said Friday.

Negotiations will continue over the weekend. If there is no deal reached by Monday evening, the CTU’s 28,000 members will be prepared to strike on Tuesday, she said.

The CTU says parents should monitor news coverage Monday evening to learn the latest.

“We want no cuts to our pay and benefits,” Lewis said. “We want adequate staffing and revenue so that we can have at least $500 more per student, in order to accommodate the needs of our children.”

Chicago school officials have said they’ll work to try to come to an agreement.

Chicago public-school teachers last staged a strike in 2012.

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