CTU rejects latest contract offer, threatens strike

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers' Union held a news conference Monday to discuss the district's latest contract proposal and a possible strike.

CTU President Karen Lewis said the contract does not benefit teachers.

The CTU rejected an independent fact-finder's recommendation aimed at resolving the contract dispute with Chicago Public Schools.

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool also held a news conference today urging teachers to concentrate on reaching a final deal rather than starting the clock on a possible strike.

A strike could begin as early as May 16 or in the Fall.