FILE - In a Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 file photo, thousands of public school teachers rally outside the Chicago Public Schools district headquarters on the first day of strike action over

 

              FILE - In a Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 file photo, thousands of public school teachers rally outside the Chicago Public Schools district headquarters on the first day of strike action over
FILE - In a Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 file photo, thousands of public school teachers rally outside the Chicago Public Schools district headquarters on the first day of strike action over teachers' contracts in Chicago. Chicago Teachers Union officials are set Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 to start counting the ballots that its members cast on whether they want to accept a proposed contract. Last month, teachers at more than 600 schools ended a seven-day strike after union delegates discussed the proposed contract settlement and voted overwhelmingly to suspend the labor action. The union's financial secretary, Kristine Mayle says teachers voted before and after school Tuesday, and that the union would count the votes Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong, File)