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The mayor is right: Chicago teachers have 'no reason' to strike

Aug 29, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Labor negotiations often involve bluff and bluster, but what Mayor Lori Lightfoot says about talks with the Chicago Teachers Union is something we'd like to take at face value: "There's no reason there should be a strike."

Agreed. There's no reason for Chicago Public Schools teachers to walk out of their classrooms in September because the basic parameters of an extremely generous deal appear in place: Teachers would get sizable raises over the next few years and pay only a tiny bit more i...