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There's another teacher strike on for Chicago, in spite of recently resolving a dispute between the city school district's teachers last week.
CHICAGO, IL (Catholic Online) - This time the teachers of the Evergreen Park district are picketing. This is not a copycat strike, rather they have been in negotiations with their school board for more than five months.
The teacher's union remains at odds with the board over issues such as insurance, retirement, and a plan to link pay raises to student improvement.
The district says they are still willing to meet with the teachers to reach a negotiated settlement, and they blame the teachers for the strike.
So far, no new negotiation sessions have been scheduled and classes will likely remain cancelled through the rest of the week.
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