Chicago major Rahm Emanuel asked the city courts to put an end to the six-day Chicago teachers strike on Monday, the Associated Press reported. The appeal set off a new round of recriminations, however it did not appear to be leading to a fast resolution of the strike.
The city attorneys hoped the Cook County Circuit Court judge would grant them an immediate hearing to put an end to the strike that has left 350,000 students out of school. They asked him for an injunction that would force teachers back into the classroom.
The city attorneys’ appeal claims that the strike violates state law because it threatens the safety of children in the school district and is based on issues other than monetary benefits.
Judge Peter Flynn denied an immediate hearing, scheduling it for Wednesday morning.
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