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CTU President says she will vote for new contract

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:17:21 CDT
By: AP

The Chicago Teachers Union president says the tentative deal they've got with the school district isn't great but it's the best they could get. Karen Lewis says she won't tell members how to vote but she will vote for the deal herself. Union delegates are scheduled to decide whether to end a seven-day strike. Some 350,000 Chicago Public Schools students could be back in school Wednesday. Delegates could also vote to continue the walkout and keep negotiating. Lewis says it's going to take a while for some delegates to feel comfortable with the provisions of a proposed contract settlement and she's expecting a health debate. The teachers walked out last week over issues including how they are evaluated and job security.

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