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Chicago teachers union to continue strike

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago teachers union will continue its week-old strike in the nation

Two-year-old identical twins Colton and Lucas Jordan join thousands of public school teachers and their supporters as they march along Chicago's Michigan Avenue, protesting against Penny Pritzker, whom they accuse of benefiting from her position on the boards of both the Chicago Board of Education and Hyatt Hotels on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

UPDATE:

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city will file lawsuit to force end of teachers strike.

EARLIER STORY:

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago teachers union will continue its week-old strike in the nation's third-largest city, keeping thousands of students out of class.

The union's House of Delegates declined to vote on whether to end the strike Sunday after hearing details of a tentative contract agreement. Teachers will keep picketing Monday, one week after teachers walked out.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and union representatives were pushing for a quick resolution as parents found alternatives for about 350,000 students. A proposed settlement was reached this weekend on sticking points that included teacher evaluations and job security.

The settlement needs to be approved by the union's full 25,000 members within two weeks of the delegates suspending a strike.

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