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Negotiations between city and Chicago teachers union to continue into weekend - Erie News Now

Negotiations between city and Chicago teachers union to continue into weekend - Erie News Now
By Raja Razek and Steve Almasy, CNN

By Raja Razek and Steve Almasy, CNN Bargaining sessions between city officials and the teachers union on a return to the classroom remain productive but must wrap up this weekend, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told CNN Friday night."CPS is committed to working toward an agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union throughout the weekend, and we are dedicated to working day and night so we can get our students back to school next week, hopefully on Monday," the statement said.With classes just having resumed Monday after winter break, the Chicago Teachers Union voted to teach remotely, but the school district canceled classes, saying they want in-person learning." While district officials call the standoff a work stoppage, the teachers union says it is a lockout, because they want to teach from home until the current surge peaks, but the district canceled classes entirely.

Meanwhile, seven parents with children in Chicago public schools have filed a lawsuit against the teachers union, calling its actions this week an illegal strike and demanding the teachers return to work for in-person learning.CNN has reached out to the Chicago Teachers Union for a response on the lawsuit.

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