Lots of coverage of the decision to go to fact finding -- and some mention of the possibility that CTU won't wait to conduct the vote even if they can't go on strike yet, an approach that's come up here several times over the past few weeks. What such a vote would do to the fact finding process, or how CPS would respond, I have no idea but I've asked CTU and will let you know.
CPS and teachers' union move closer to strike Tribune: Contract talks between Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union have moved to the first of several steps that could lead to a strike, officials said Monday.
CPS, CTU prepare for fact-finding in contract negotiation Catalyst: CTU may decide to hold a strike-authorization vote before the end of the current school year, in order to be able to include current members who are retiring.
Teachers union, CPS agree to call in ‘fact-finding’ panel for contract talks Sun Times: A timeline released by the 30,000 member Chicago Teachers Union Monday seemed to put the earliest possible strike date in mid- to late August.
Chicago Teachers Headed for a Strike Fox: Chicago Teachers could be headed for a strike. Both sides confirm they've reached an impasse, after several months of contract talks.