The Chicago Teachers Union has announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with Chicago Public Schools, but that no "return to work" agreement has been reached.
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The Chicago Teachers Union's leadership has announced that a "tentative deal" has been reached with Chicago Public Schools, but cautions that the strike still remains in effect as negotiations continue over paying teachers for days missed during the work stoppage.
Moments before the meeting was called, CTU sent a release saying it was prepared to take a tentative agreement to its leadership for "consideration" but only if "CPS and the mayor agree to make up lost school days at the end of the year."
"Why is the mayor taking out her anger over the strike on CPS students by reducing instructional time?" CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates tweeted. "The CTU may have reached a monumental agreement and want to convene our HoD to suspend the strike."
While the agreement was announced just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the CTU says that no agreement has been reached on making up lost school days, and says that they will rally at City Hall Thursday to push Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change her stance on the issue.