Courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times
Inside a raucous union hall packed with people Tuesday night, a thunderous round of â€œayes!â€ and pittance of â€œnays,â€ delegates from the Chicago Teachers Union voted to return to work Wednesday morning
â€œIt was thunderous applause,â€ said delegate Andrew Martinek of Gage Park High School. â€œPeople were blowing whistles and clapping and cheering.â€
â€œAnd a couple of people started to cry,â€ said Susan Hickey, an elementary school social worker. â€œIt was very moving. We just all sort of stood up. Very quickly we adjourned the house, and everybody left.â€
The hooting and hollering could be heard outside the Operating Engineers Hall, then smiling faces spilled out the doors.