Students back in class after strike

December 15, 2009 2:16:28 PM PST
The strike is over for teachers in south suburban Prairie Hills School District 144. The 3,000 students were out of class for more than a week whie the 220 teachers walked the picket line. At issue: salaries, health insurance and retirement benefits.

Negotiators were brought in and a tentative agreement was reached early Monday morning. On Monday afternoon, they voted to approve the contract.