The city of Chicago and its teachers’ union have reached a deal to end the teacher’s strike, compromising on the makeup days for the time the teachers spent on the picket line.

On Thursday morning after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to accept a tentative deal with the city, , negotiations had resumed. However, the strike continued over the issue of makeup days. 

After ten days striking, the union requested that the school system schedule makeup days for time lost during the strike, but Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has rejected the request. As a result, classes remained canceled again on Thursday. But now that a deal has been reached, students will return to class on Friday. The details of the compromise were not immediately clear.

The Chicago Teachers Union represents the city’s 25,000 teachers and educational support staff. Chicago is the nation’s third-largest school district, and the strike has kept more than 360,000 students out of school.

Chicago teachers reach tentative deal, end 11-day strike


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