Chicago teachers hit the picket lines on day 5 of the strike

Disagreements over pay, benefits and class size are among the top concerns for the teachers union.
1:29 | 10/21/19

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Game five of the Chicago teacher's union strike. More than 300000. Chicago public school students have been out of their classrooms for the last three school days. On the go shooting sessions continue between the union and school board behind closed doors. Both sides saying they made headway over the weekend there are literally months of god telling us that we would not put fox five's of staffing and writing. The board of education give us proposals over the weekend. Which they got it down but the union saying they still have a ways to go in their fight for adequate staffing better wages and increased benefits. I think even have a deal is reached soon it could take days to teachers into the classroom Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot Monday a writing a letter to the union to. End this strike and encourage your members to come back to work the mayor citing family struggling to arrange child care sports teams that have had to forfeit their games. And the health and well being of students this isn't about politics or shouldn't be. This is about our children but it doesn't appear the teachers are ready to. Head back yet. Yet that that's not gonna happen. I don't know what the mayor is familiar with what unions do but we gotten more deals more tentative agreement in the act today that we have in ten months. Chicago with the nation's third largest school district the strike follows months of failed negotiations between teachers and the city. Two sides promised to remain at the negotiating table Bryan Burrough ABC news Chicago.

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