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Charter teachers pick date for strike : Aspira network set to negotiate with union Thursday

Unionized teachers at the city's Aspira charter school network said Tuesday they will walk off the job late next week if they can't reach a deal on a new contract.

Labor leaders say it would be the nation's first strike at a privately run charter school.

"The last thing we want is a strike; that is the very last thing that we want," Marines Martinez, a social studies and history teacher, said Tuesday. "It's just that Aspira has not been negotiating with us fairly and we want to make

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