The results of the voting on a possible strike by the Chicago Teachers Union won’t be available until the beginning of the week.


Even if the CTU membership votes to strike, there will be a period of fact-finding. The earliest a strike would take place, if the members approve the strike, would be March.


Due to the lobbying of anti-union Stand for Children, a strike requires approval by at least 75% of the membership. Jonah Edelman of Stand for Children fought for that approval margin and predicted (wrongly) that the CTU would never get 75% to agree to strike. In 2012, the union vote for a strike was approved by 98% of members voting.