Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, ILSep 10, 2012

Chicago Teachers Strike

The community had a better sense than normal that we weren't just striking over a pay raise, we were striking because we wanted to call attention to serious inequality in our schools.
Jennifer Johnson, CTU

After 90 percent of CTU members voted to strike, the teachers struck for nine days, holding massive marches and rallies that drew community support and brought the mayor to the bargaining table in a win for the union.

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