CHICAGO (WKOW)-- There's no deal yet for the Chicago teacher's union.
More than 25,000 teachers will continue to strike for a third day on Wednesday. Union leaders say they will meet Wednesday morning to review a new proposal from school board negotiators. The Union President said both sides were still miles apart from a deal on Tuesday.
David Vitale, the president of the Chicago Board of Education said his side presented the teachers' union with an updated proposal, and he will not return to the negotiating table until teachers respond with a written proposal of their own. Vice President of the teacher's union, Jesse Sharkey says his side views Vitale's statement as an ultimatum.
The major sticking point sides can't agree on is a proposed new system for teacher evaluations. Sharkey says 28-percent of teachers could lose their jobs if this system goes through.
This is the Windy City's first strike in more than two decades.
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