Chicago Teachers Union Ends Weeklong Strike

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 10:23 PM EDT) -- The Chicago teachers union voted Tuesday to end its weeklong strike a day after city authorities sought an injunction from an Illinois court to halt the strike, reaching a resolution that will hand a proposed contract to the 26,000-member union for approval.

Although Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus said the contract would increase teachers' pay by roughly 17.6 percent, the proposed contract would cost only $295 million over four years, according to a summary of the contract agreement.

The figure represents a more than 40...
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