Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Teachers Union ‘Cannot Simply Take Yes for an Answer’

Breitbart | 10/28/2019 | Staff
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Sunday the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) “cannot simply take yes for an answer” as their strike moved into its eighth day with no end in sight.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported:

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Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday that classes and after-school activities will be canceled again Monday after a frustrated Mayor Lori Lightfoot and district officials said negotiations with striking teachers remained stalled.

CPS CEO Janice Jackson joined Lightfoot in a rare Sunday night news conference in which the mayor blasted the Chicago Teachers Union over the impasse in contract talks.

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“We are enormously disappointed that CTU cannot simply take yes for an answer,” Lightfoot said.

“As of today, we’ve put everything we could — responsibly — on the table in an attempt to get a deal done, but we have no deal to announce today,” Lightfoot said. “For that, I am terribly disappointed.”

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“CPS said as of 4 p.m., the Chicago Teachers Union said there was no possibility of a deal before the end of the day on Sunday. As a result, CPS said, it will not be possible to hold classes Monday,” CBS Chicago reported late Sunday.

As a result the 361,000 K-12 students who...
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