Joliet District 86 Union president Therese Skwarczynski tells WJOL that the results of an authorization to strike vote will not be known until next week. They are still gathering absentee votes. She says there was a “great turnout of teachers voting” on Wednesday.

More than 750 teachers in District 86 have been working without a contract since August 31st. The possible strike authorization comes after the district and the union have failed to reach agreements on several key issues including wages as well as sick and personal leave time issues. There are currently 11,000 students across 21 schools within Joliet District 86.