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September 18th, 2012
11:09 PM ET

Chicago Teachers' Strike Ends; Union presidents stands by calling Rahm Emanuel a 'bully and liar'

Finally, this evening, the standoff between Chicago teachers and city officials is over. The teachers union voted to suspend its strike, which means 350-thousand students will return to school tomorrow.

Earlier today, Union President Karen Lewis said it was "the best deal we could get at this moment in time." The contract includes a pay increase of 3% for the first year, longer school days, and freezing health insurance contribution rates.

The vote to end the strike comes after school officials went to court Monday to ask a judge to declare the strike illegal.

OutFront tonight: Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.


Filed under: Chicago Teachers Strike • Education
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