CTU President to Take Message to Red Line Stop

Teacher's continue informational picketing as contract negotiations drag on

By Marcus Riley
|  Thursday, Aug 23, 2012  |  Updated 8:26 PM CDT
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CTU President to Take Message to Red Line Stop

Chicago teachers are inching closer to pulling out the picket signs full-time.

The Chicago Teacher's Union will continue to get the word out about the ongoing contract fight Friday with their leader scheduled to take to the streets Friday.

CTU president Karen Lewis and her cabinet will hit the Red Line's 95th Street Stop at 7 a.m. to leaflet parents and the public about their side of the issue.

The teachers have been working without a contract since June, and negotiations have been slow.

On Wednesday, delegates voted to give Lewis the go-ahead to issue a 10-day strike notice at her discretion.

The Board of Education also prepared for a possible strike, authorizing $25 million in spending in case it were to occur.

Teachers have been picketing at schools all week long.

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