Chicago

Chicago Teachers Strike Into Second Day

Settlement talks still ongoing

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Thousands of school teachers in the US city of Chicago have gone on strike for a second day, putting a strain on Rahm Emanuel, the city's Democratic mayor who formerly served as chief aide to President Barack Obama.

Up to 26,000 teachers and their supporters took to the streets during the Monday evening rush hour after failing to reach a settlement demanding better pay, health benefits and more resources to serve students.

David Vitale, Chicago School Board president, said board and union negotiators were yet to bargain on two of the biggest issues, performance evaluations or recall rights for laid-off teachers.