CPS Strike Continues

It's the start of a new school week as CPS teachers and staff remain on strike despite some progress made over the weekend.

So far, both have come to a tentative agreement on eight issues with the two main concerns being class sizes and staffing.

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has been asking for more pay, smaller class sizes, more resources and staffing, but they also want something done about affordable housing in the city.

The union wants to have access to low-income housing for new teachers and the almost 17,000 homeless students.

25,000 CPS teachers and staff have already hit the picket lines, including SEIU Local 73, which is still looking for a concrete contract.

This is the first time in seven years that teachers are striking. Back in 2012, that strike lasted seven days.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has already said CPS is not planning to make up the lost days at the end of the year.

CTU President Jesse Sharkey said he understands why strikes can have a negative effect that's why getting a deal done is crucial.