By Mary Wisniewski
(Reuters) – Chicago Teachers Union delegates decided on Sunday to extend their weeklong strike until at least Wednesday to give them time to consult with rank-and-file members before voting to suspend the walkout.
In a surprise decision, union President Karen Lewis said that some 800 delegates meeting on Sunday to review a new contract agreement negotiated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel decided that they needed more time to consider whether to go back to work.
“A clear majority (of the delegates) wanted to stay out. That’s why we are staying out,” Lewis told a news conference after a three-hour meeting… Read More