CHICAGO -- -- Thousands of striking teachers are packing a Chicago park today, as union leaders and the school district meet to work out the details of a tentative agreement. Union leaders announced a framework for a deal yesterday but said they wouldn't end Chicago's first teachers strike in 25 years until they see an agreement in writing.
Teachers walked off the job on Monday.
The contract negotiations have come down to two main issues: job security and union opposition to a new teacher evaluation process. But teachers also have voiced concerns over classroom conditions, including a lack of books and large class sizes.
And union leaders say they will not end the strike until they see the deal in writing.
Addressing demonstrators on Saturday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said "the struggle is not over" and there is still a long road to ensuring all residents of the city have equal access to quality schools.