Chicago Teachers on Strike After Failed Talks

29,000 teachers are off the job after failing to agree on a contract.
3:00 | 09/10/12

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He overnight obviously huge implications across the country down for the first time a new generation. Teachers in Chicago are on strike after failing to reach a deal on education reforms. Pushed by mayor Rahm Emanuel the numbers are staggering 29000. Teachers now off the job. Nearly 400000. Students in limbo their parents now scrambling to find daycare among many other things. ABC's Allen's friends is on the picket lines in the city right now good morning you. Good morning -- many teachers already on the picket line here this is a major head on collision between mayor Rahm Emanuel -- president Barack Obama's former chief of staff. -- organized labor movement what happens here could impact education reform across the country. On the city has enacted its emergency contingency plan -- -- -- important force schools are open for. That's some solidarity here -- these protesters and strikers but. A 144 schools -- open for about five hours today they -- Providing breakfast and -- -- students but. Other than that parents are pretty much on their own. So all eyes as far as the labor movement on this strike right now the last time there's a -- -- -- Chicago was in 198725. Years ago. That strike lasted nineteen days crews here are hoping this strike will not last that now.

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