- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A teachers strike in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan continues into a third week.

Waukegan Public Schools District 60 said there will be no classes Monday after negotiations with the Lake County Federation of Teachers stalled last week. About 17,000 students have been out of class since the strike started Oct. 2.

Both sides say progress has been made, but they are at an impasse on salary increases.

The News Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1rn1iiR ) that Waukegan Teachers’ Council president Kathy Schwarz says teachers “are giving the district administration time to meet with the board of education to write a serious proposal.”

The school district says in a statement that it’s “ready and willing to continue negotiations so both parties can work together to get students back in class.”


Information from: The News Sun, https://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun

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