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Plus Chicago school kids will be tomorrow be heading back to the classroom.
Union delegates for Chicago teachers moments ago announced they have suspended their now nine day old strike.
As you know teachers' representatives have been pushing the city to meet certain demands.
Among them they didn't want salaries tied to performance evaluations and they want guarantees about job security.
-- mayor -- Rahm Emanuel called the strike illegal and asked to judge to force the teachers to go back to work.
All the details of the new contract have yet to be hammered out we're told but it does appear there's at least some agreement on both sides so the teachers will go back to work.
As the union prepares for a final vote in the coming weeks in the kids will -- school.
Steve Brown is live in Chicago for us tonight Steve teachers say a lopsided decision in favor of ending the strike yes.
They did that's the discussion we -- from folks that were filing out of the union hall you see behind me many of them would wide smiles on their faces.
Announcing to reporters gathered outside that they were back to work that the strike was suspended and that is the technical term.
Now we toppled one member of the bargaining committee somebody involved in those negotiations and even she was surprised how one sided it was have a listen.
Always overwhelming week.
I think I was surprised I'll be honest I think there was a few dollars and just get I mean that democracy that's how it works but you know -- we got.
There was some give and take the teachers get a three year deal guaranteed that's a 7% pay increase there is no merit pay as you pointed out but there will be teacher evaluations.
Which at least 30% -- based on standardized testing something union did not one -- and Steve mayor Emanuel ending his media silence now.
Yes he had been taking questions -- face the media since Thursday he's told that no media events over course of the last five days with the exception of one -- announced that so late on Saturday the media couldn't get to the -- he was on the far west side.
But he is speaking out tonight Andy has been bloodied by this fight he had been very successful in getting unions to cough -- concessions this is the first time he's battled to a been battled to at least a draw.
And organized labor here is encouraged by that and are eager to go -- once again shot.
Dee brown and Chicago Steve thanks the approach.
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