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Chicago teachers refuse vote, remain on strike

(AP) CHICAGO — 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.