West Chicago elementary school teachers threaten to go on strike

January 30, 2013 9:56:15 AM PST
Teachers in West Chicago Elementary School District 33 say they will strike Monday if a contract agreement with the school board is not reached.

The teachers union and the school board initiated negotiations more than 16 months ago.

They say, although some progress has been made, several issues remain unsettled, including class size protections, teacher evaluations, salary, health insurance and retirement provisions for employees.