|The Chicago Teachers Union plans to vote at 6pm today to end a 10-day strike. The deal is contingent on Mayor Lori Lightfoot agreeing to allow the lost school days to be made up, which she has not yet agreed to do.|
|Chicago’s teachers have gone on strike 11 times since 1969. The longest strike, in 1987, went on for 19 days.|
|This video from 1975 documents full-time teachers and substitutes on the picket line. The 11-day strike resulted in restoring proposed teacher job cuts, reductions in class size, a cost-of-living raise and reduction of clerical work by elementary school teachers.|
|It was shot by Judy Hoffman as a member of Kartemquin Films. Judy used the primitive 1970s technology of portable video to quickly and cheaply record footage of labor action and coordinate with other groups.|
We recommend reading the Chicago Tribune‘s detailed history of every Chicago Teachers Union strike.