Strike avoided. Joliet District 86 Union president Therese Skwarczynski tells WJOL that on the day the authorization to strike votes were tallied, a tentative agreement was reached.

More than 750 teachers in District 86 have been working without a contract since August 31st. Union president would not provide details of the tentative agreement but stated that 85-percent of teachers voted to authorize a strike if negotiations ended in a stalemate.