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Chicago Teachers Union Sets Strike Date
The Chicago Teachers Union said last week that it will go on strike Oct. 11 if it does not reach an agreement with the district over a new contract.
Union leaders said the two sides were still negotiating, and a strike could be averted if they reach a tentative agreement before the deadline.
The announcement came just two days after the union revealed the results of a near-unanimous vote among members to authorize a strike. The last strike in the financially troubled district took place in 2012 and lasted seven days.
Vol. 36, Issue 07, Page 4Published in Print: October 5, 2016, as Chicago Teachers Union Sets Strike Date