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Chicago teachers go on strike
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fter contract negotiations broke down late Sunday, the Chicago Teachers Union called a strike for its 25,000 members starting Monday. This is the first teachers' strike in the city since 1987, and followed months of negotiations. The talks reportedly stalled over health care benefits, job security, and the system of teacher evaluations. The last strike lasted 19 days; union officials and Chicago Public Schools will continue negotiations during the walkout.

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