Teachers in southwest suburban Evergreen Park have set next Tuesday as a strike date if there is no contract agreement by then.
If a deal is not hammered out, teachers could walk off the job as soon as Sept. 10.
A new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel getting high marks from voters during his first year in office, but little public support for an early vote on a possible Chicago teachers’ strike.
The clock is ticking for janitors, who are ready to walk off the job next week if they don’t reach a new deal with building owners.
Waving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting “Yes, we can!” about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.