Nearly 90 Percent of Teachers Authorize Strike

Nearly 90 percent of union-represented Chicago Public Schools teachers voted to authorize a strike, the Chicago Teachers Union said Monday.

The vote not only exceeded the 75 percent required by state law, but some school networks voted 100 percent to authorize a strike, the union said.

The strike authorization vote began Wednesday, and according to the CTU, 91.55 percent of CTU members cast a ballot. The tallied votes give the union legal authority to call a strike in the fall.