Chicago Teachers Strike for 1st Time in 25 Years

After an all-day negotiating session Sunday, the city and its teachers union failed to reach an agreement to prevent a strike. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said the two sides are close on teacher compensation but the union has serious concerns about the cost of health benefits, the makeup of the teacher evaluation system and job security.
September 10, 2012

After an all-day negotiating session Sunday, the city and its teachers union failed to reach an agreement to prevent a strike. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said the two sides are close on teacher compensation but the union has serious concerns about the cost of health benefits, the makeup of the teacher evaluation system and job security.

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