Chicago teachers union delegates could end strike

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Teachers Union delegates will meet Sunday to review a proposed contract and vote on whether to suspend a week-old strike.

Delegates say the meeting will be held at 3 p.m. If the majority of the almost 800 delegates agree with the proposed pact, 350,000 students will return to the classroom on Monday.

Officials from the union and school district met until late Saturday to work out the exact language of a contract after announcing Friday that they had reached the “framework” of an agreement.

Sticking points included job security, pay and teacher evaluations.

Thousands of teachers and allies rallied Saturday in a Chicago park in a boisterous show of force and solidarity. More than 25,000 teachers walked off the job last Monday for the first time in 25 years.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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