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Chi teachers, school, continue negotiations

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:18:09 CDT
By: AP

Chicago Public Schools President David Vitale says district negotiators have presented a comprehensive contract proposal to the striking Chicago Teachers Union. Vitale said late Tuesday officials told the union they would "appreciate a written comprehensive response, either to the proposal, or a comprehensive proposal of their own." Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey later said the union felt it had been given an "ultimatum," but would respond. He says the two sides will resume negotiations Wednesday. Vitale took issue with comments made earlier in the day at a union rally by president Karen Lewis. Without saying her name, he said her comments that striking teachers should have a party and fun is "not the behavior of a group of people that are serious about the interests of our children."

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