(CBS) — The Chicago Teachers Union says Wednesday its delegates voted overwhelmingly in favor of a one-day strike on April 1.
CTU President Karen Lewis said 486 delegates voted in favor to 124 voting against it. Union members will be asked to show up at their schools at 6:30 a.m. and start picketing outside their schools.
“The reality is that people are very, very upset and want to do something,” Lewis said.
Teachers have been told that CPS will consider the action an ‘illegal strike” and teachers will not be paid.