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Chicago mayor vows court injunction for striking teachers
For the first time in 25 years, Chicago teachers are on strike, after unions failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits, and job security.
For the first time in 25 years, Chicago teachers are on strike, after unions failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits, and job security.
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hicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said Sunday he would seek a court injunction to force striking public school teachers back to work, calling their action "illegal." A draft contract was finalized Saturday night, based on a framework hammered out Friday, but on Sunday the Chicago Teachers Union decided to extend the strike until at least Tuesday so rank-and-file members could weigh in on the contract. "There's no trust (of the school district and mayor)," said CTU President Karen Lewis.

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