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If progress isn't made over the next 10 days in ongoing labor negotiations, educators in a small Chicago charter school network say they will walk off the job in what would be the nation’s first charter teachers strike.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago’s faculty union says it is set to strike February 18-19 if a bargain cannot be reached between union negotiators and school administration. We talk with union president Joe Persky and Chicago Tribune reporter Jodi S. Cohen about the matter, and what can be expected in the coming weeks. Read an interview.

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As the teachers' strike comes to an end, Bruce Rauner, a board member from the Chicago Public Education Fund, says teachers unions protect bad teachers. Rauner and Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey join us.

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