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Chicago teachers continue strike as sides remain far apart on contract

Mutual frustration was on display between the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's camp late Thursday as the sides remain far apart on a contract deal on the first day of a teachers strike.

While the union said progress was made, it wasn't enough to keep classes from being canceled for a second day Friday.

"We hope that we can get a settlement. That's what we all want," CTU Chief of Staff Jennifer Johnson said late Thursday. "But we're going to do what it takes to get what we need.

18th Oct 2019

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