No Talks Scheduled in Lake Forest Strike

Teachers plan to walk picket lines for the second day

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    As Chicago teachers inch closer to a contract agreement to end their strike, teachers from Lake Forest high school plan for a second day on picket lines.

    No contract talks are scheduled between the teachers and school board, and according to Lake Forest Education Association spokesman Chuck Gress, the strike could last into next week. 

    CPS Chief Education Advisor Talks Strike Negotiations

    [CHI] CPS Chief Education Advisor Talks Strike Negotiations
    Chicago Public Schools Chief Education Advisor Barbara Byrd-Bennett updated the morning team on the progress of strike negotiations. (Published Friday, March 8, 2013)

    The 150 teachers in the suburban Chicago district decided to strike after contract talks broke off late Tuesday. The strike leaves about 1,700 students out of class.

    Gress said Wednesday the union is disappointed the district didn't respond to the association's last salary proposal. Gress didn't give details about the proposal.

    Lewis: Our Proposals Support Students

    [CHI] Lewis: Our Proposals Support Students
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks with reporters at about 7 p.m. Wednesday after a third day of negotiations with school officials. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012)

    But in a statement, the school district says that proposal asked for pay increases that are more than double the Consumer Price Index.

    Teachers reportedly make an average of about $100,000 a year.