Chicago teachers' strike in pictures

Teachers Union delegates will meet on Tuesday to decide whether to end a seven-day strike

Published September 18, 2012 7:50PM (EDT)

After a week on strike, delegates from the Chicago Teachers Union will meet today to consider a compromise deal and potentially go back to the classrooms. The strike, which began last Monday, pits thousands of teachers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's sweeping education reform plans. As the New York Times reported Tuesday:

Though a tentative settlement was reached between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools negotiators, it is anyone's call whether the deal will be accepted Tuesday afternoon by union delegates who chose not to do so when they were first presented with the plan on Sunday night.

This slide show takes you through the strike so far.

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By Natasha Lennard

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