Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted on Tuesday to suspend their strike, several delegates said as they departed a meeting of union leaders.
The decision ends a confrontation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over reform of the third largest U.S. school district.
The strike of 29,000 teachers and support staff at Chicago Public Schools kept 350,000 kindergarten, elementary and high school students out of class for seven school days.
"We are going back. All of our teachers are happy to be going back," said Jay Rehak, an English teacher at Whitney Young high school as he departed the closed meeting.
And all without a word from President Obama, who was politically very wise not to get involved. Pretty much everyone wins in this scenario in fact except for Rahmbo: POTUS, teachers, kids, schools, parents...but not the Mayor. No way.
Rahm in fact looks like a complete ass over this, especially in light of Romney's 47% comments. We'll see, but he's persona non grata as far as I'm concerned.