08/20/2012 01:41 pm ET

Teachers Begin Informational Picketing Outside Chicago Schools

Chicago Teachers Union members Monday began informational picketing outside Chicago public schools already in session as they pressed for a resolution to contract talks before most kids start classes Sep. 4.

Negotiations that have lingered since November are “deterioriating,’’ according to a CTU news release.

The CTU warned of picketers throughout the week at some of the 243 year-round schools already in session but said they would not interfere with school employees.

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