Chicago Public Schools agrees to bring in mediator in contract negotations

Chalkbeat: With only weeks until a new mayor takes office, the Chicago school district has agreed to a union request to bring a mediator into contract negotiations.

Through an attorney, the district had tried to adjust the bargaining timeline agreed by two sides last August so that mayor-elect Lori LIghtfoot could familiarize herself with negotiations. The union balked, arguing it was an attempt to push back the negotiations timeline.

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