Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘What the Chicago Teachers Union Did Was an Illegal Walkout’

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: ‘What the Chicago Teachers Union Did Was an Illegal Walkout’


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the Chicago Teachers’ Union had their teachers take part in an “illegal walkout” by refusing to show up for in-person learning over fears of coronavirus.

Anchor Chuck Todd said, “Are kids going to be in school this week in Chicago?

Lightfoot said, “Well, I’m doing everything I can to make sure that happens. To be clear, what the Chicago teachers union did was an illegal walkout. They abandoned their posts and abandoned kids and their families. We’re working diligently every single day at the bargaining table to narrow the differences and get a deal done. Our team has been working every single day. They’re back at it again here Sunday. They

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