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The rank-and-file "tentatively" ratified a four-year contract, according to a statement from the union.

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A last-minute tentative agreement reached Oct. 10 averted the second teachers strike in four years.

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A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said the deal was "fair to both sides."

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 Claypool has "earned the contempt" of parents and teachers, CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey said.

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"We want no cuts to our pay and benefits," CTU President Karen Lewis said.

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The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates set the Oct. 11 deadline on Wednesday.

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Sharkey reacts to Trib editorial comparing the end of secret voting to Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Un.

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"Privatization has led to filthy schools and deplorable conditions for our students."

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They instead will focus on pressuring the city and state to properly fund Chicago Public Schools.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke as if a strike had been averted; the Chicago Teachers Union said not so fast.

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Karen Lewis earned another three-year term as president when no one ran against her.

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The union said it wouldn't strike over furlough days, while CPS said it wouldn't cut pension payments.

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The teachers' union threatened a strike if a 7 percent pension pickup is dropped; CPS said it's coming.

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Union leaders had called the cuts a negotiating tactic, but CPS officials say they have no options left.

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"Teachers around the city are united right now," said Chicago Teachers Union VP Jesse Sharkey.