September 18th, 2012
06:21 PM ET

Chicago teachers vote to suspend strike

[Updated at 6:43 p.m. ET] Delegates for striking Chicago Public Schools teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to suspend their nine-day strike, meaning classes will resume Wednesday, according to delegates who attended a union meeting.

About 800 delegates from the teachers union gathered at midafternoon to vote on whether to suspend the walkout, which began September 10.

The vote came a day after school officials asked a judge to declare the strike illegal and order the teachers back to work. A Cook County judge had scheduled a hearing on that request Wednesday.

Any contract agreement with the school system would need to be ratified by the more than 29,000 members of the union. The strike has kept about 350,000 students out of class for seven school days.

Teachers walked off the job September 10, objecting to a longer school day, evaluations tied to student performance and job losses from school closings.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    These teachers have a perfect right to worry, as you call it about themselves. Please excuse my typo. I got an "F" in english blog.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Gotta run. Hi banasy. Hope you are doing fine. Later 🙂

    September 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, Jeff!
      I doing swell.
      Hope you are, too!

      September 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jay jay

    More bad news for the USA. The US dropped to 18th worldwide, compared to 10th in 2008 and third from 1980-2000, the 2012 Economic Freedom of the World report found. Betcha CNN won't report this. See what Obama politricks have done to our nation...

    September 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Jay jay
    Tomorrow will be worse.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I'm doing OK. Working 7 days a week. A blessing. Hard to get a comment in edgewise.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @Jeff Frank:
      Please do not work *too* hard; we should hate for you to wear yourself out...I know what you mean, though; my hubs is working 6-7 days, also and he's TIRED!
      Only 5, lol.

      September 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I trust no farther than I can throw a 10# rock.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Don't forget the other adjectives. Regal, august, estute (is that a word?), royal. I better stop before I say something I might regret later.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Same with you and yours. Don't overwork yourselves and one of yaz blow a fuse.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    What's-Brack-have-to-do-have-to-do-with-it. What's-Brack-but-a-sweet-old-fashioned-notion.

    September 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Bye bye!!

    September 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Finally I'm out. Freedom. I don't know. I thought the bobcat (iah) was Ind. or perhaps Rep.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hi, Jeff Frank.
      I still don't think that was our bobcat.
      I have never seen him use that kind of language concerning any politician, and unless he was being sarcastic, I don't think it was him...I think he is in Independent, though, but don't quote me, lol.

      September 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jessie

    End the greedy unions and their stranglehold on education. Education quality in America has diminished hand-in-hand with union power increases. Democrats love the NEA because they control the curricula and correctly indoctrinate the students who will grow up dumb, helpless, needy, dependent, in other words good democrats. Only with unions does government pay more money for worse service in exchange for reliable votes. We are doomed unless this democrat paradigm is broken.

    September 19, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  13. No

    bciah is a bleeding heart liberal, and the ladies yes man. (he tells them what they want to hear in order to avoid confrontation, also tells them jokes, on cue, and never jokes about how funny women are)
    JF seems to be more of a Rat Wanger...a "focus on the family" type that ignores family abuse more than prozac. 🙂
    This is all good natured ribbing, so don't get yer panties in a wad.

    September 19, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And No sounds like someone who hasn't got a good grasp on the reality of the people it is spreading rumors about, though this is all in good fun, so don't get your panties in a bunch, either, No.

      September 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
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