On Thursday, October 17, 2019, teachers turned up for pickets early in the morning and the WCB said it planned to resume negotiations with the city at Malcolm X College. Later in the afternoon, cpS announced that classes had been cancelled for the next day due to a lack of predictable agreement in the near function, despite the progress of negotiations. On Friday, October 18, 2019, teachers continued the second day of strike, meaning that students attended school for two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) of the five days from October 14 to 18 (cpS students did not attend school on Monday due to compliance with Columbus Day).  This weekend, the WCB and the PSC continued their negotiations. While both sides saw progress on Saturday, Lightfoot noticed that they.“ Very surprised if classes open on Monday.  The next day, Sunday 20 The CPS cancelled the school for Monday, October 21, 2019.