Evergreen Park teachers vote to strike

September 4, 2012 7:09:28 PM PDT
Teachers in Evergreen Park school district 124 have voted nearly unanimously to authorize a strike.

Only grades K-8 are affected. That involves about 140 teachers and 1,800 students.

The primary issues are salary and health benefits.

The earliest a strike could occur would be in about two and a half weeks. But talks have not broken off and a negotiating session is scheduled for Friday.