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Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale (Credit: CBS)

Vitale: ‘Unconscionable’ To Continue Teachers’ Strike After Tentative Deal

Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale said Monday morning it’s “unconscionable” that Chicago Public Schools students are being kept out of class for a 6th day, due to the teachers’ strike, despite a tentative agreement between negotiators for CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union.

09/17/2012

Teachers Strike: Day 5

‘Framework’ For Teachers’ Contract In Place, School Likely Monday

Negotiators working to end the five-day Chicago teachers’ strike say they have a “framework” for a contract and expect school to resume on Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) and other union officials were all smiles after ending another day of contract talks with Chicago Public Schools officials on the third day of the teachers' strike. Both sides called Wednesday's talks productive. (Credit: CBS)

Union: No School Friday, But Contract Talks Ongoing

Classes were canceled for a fifth straight day at Chicago public schools as the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union reportedly moved closer to a contract deal that would end a walkout by instructors.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (left) and other union officials were all smiles after ending another day of contract talks with Chicago Public Schools officials on the third day of the teachers' strike. Both sides called Wednesday's talks productive. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Strike Reaches Day 4, But Both Sides Optimistic

For the first time since the Chicago teachers’ strike started on Monday, both Chicago Public Schools officials and the Chicago Teachers Union were on the same page about the progress of contract talks, saying Wednesday’s meeting was a productive one.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

David Vitale

School Board President: ‘We Want Our Kids Back In School’

Chicago School Board President David Vitale says the board has issued more than 20 proposals in an effort to end the teachers’ strike, and he wants to see children back in school by Wednesday.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on the second day of a teachers' strike on September 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Teachers’ Strike To Enter Day 3; Union Boss Calls Progress ‘Glacial’

The Chicago teachers’ strike will head into its third day on Wednesday, after the latest round of talks ended Tuesday night without a deal to bring teachers back to work, and the head of the Chicago Teachers Union describing the two sides as “kilometers apart.”

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012

Pickets walk outside CPS headquarters on Monday. (CBS)

Chicago Teachers Begin First Strike In 25 Years

Chicago Public Schools teachers went on strike for the fist time in a quarter century on Monday, after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday with no deal to avert a walkout.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2012

Empty Classroom

‘Intense’ Teacher Contract Talks Continue As Midnight Deadline Looms

Chicago Public Schools officials and teachers continued contract negotiations Sunday morning, in talks union officials described as “intense,” with a midnight deadline looming for a teachers’ strike.

09/08/2012

Teacher Rally

Teachers Union Talks Strike Preps As Negotiations Press On

Negotiations between teachers and the Chicago Public Schools were to resume at noon Saturday, in hopes of averting a Chicago teachers’ strike that could begin next week.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Members of the Chicago Board of Education meet to discuss an independent arbitrator's report, suggesting 15 percent raises for Chicago Public Schools teachers next year. (Credit: CBS)

School Board, Union Reject Arbitrator’s Report On Teachers Contract

The Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union have both unanimously rejected an independent arbitrator’s suggestions on how to end the contract stalemate with public school teachers.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012