Chicago Strike Nearing Resolution

Negotiators for the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools met on Saturday to continue hammering out the details of an agreement that will allow schools to start again while teachers marched downtown. Around 350,000 students are currently out of classes because of the dispute between the school district and its key employees. Details of the agreement have not been made public, but it is expected to be finalized in time for an official vote to end the teachers’ strike sometime Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of teachers are expected to join in a “Solidarity Rally” on Saturday at Union Park, including several hundred from Wisconsin.