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Monday, September 17, 2012

PHOTOS: Teachers Strike Continues in Chicago

Chicago Teachers Union on Strike

Chicago Teachers Union Protesting

Chicago Teachers Union on Strike

According to USA Today, the Chicago Teachers Union continues its strike now in to its second week. Chicago, the country's third-largest city, is dealing with a devastating standoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security provisions. About 350,000 students have been in limbo since the strike began.

The teachers are hoping to preserve pay increases based on their seniority and level of education, and wanted to ensure recall rights for laid-off teachers who want to work in other schools. They also want to be reimbursed for up to $250 of what they spend out of their own pockets.

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