Chicago Teachers Union delegates approve contract

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates heartily endorsed a tentative agreement with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration.

The delegates approved the four-year deal by a 2-1 ratio. The contract will go before the union’s more than 20,000 members on Oct. 27 for final approval.

Wednesday’s meeting gave the union’s top leaders another opportunity to promote the terms of a deal that was reached on Oct. 10 moments before a midnight strike deadline.

The CTU and the school board had negotiated for well over a year to replace a contract that expired in June 2015.

–The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report