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Chicago: Teachers Go on Strike "For the Kids"

Lance61 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:51 PM
Guaranteed 16% over 4 years.

For the first time in 25 years, hundreds of Chicago students are at home today and not in school because 26,000 unionized teachers in the country's third largest school district went on strike late last night after demands for a 19 percent pay increase were not met. While they strike today, 23 million Americans won't have the opportunity to go to work as the nation's unemployment still sits above 8 percent. Recent college graduates who can't find a job in this economy, will also be sitting at home while teachers protest on the picket lines.

"We will walk...