Teachers Unions

Chicago Teachers Going on Strike Today

Rejected a 16 percent pay raise, a longer school day and a more robust teacher evaluation system

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Chicago's teachers union said it will strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after talks with Chicago Public Schools ended late Sunday night without resolution.

 "We have failed to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said. "No CTU members will be inside of our schools Monday."