Will Chicago Teachers Strike This Fall? Here’s What You Need To Know

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The first day of school for Chicago Public Schools may have seemed to be a breeze, but threats of a strike still linger in the air. Here are 6 things you need to know about a possible strike:

CHICAGO — With Chicago Public Schools students back in class this week, students and parents are wondering whether teachers will make it through the year without walking off the job.

Rumors of a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union have been swirling since February, when the union’s bargaining team rejected a new contract proposal offered by the district.

In 2012, the last time district and union negotiators agreed on a new contract, it was preceded by the city’s first teacher strike in 25 years.

Here’s everything you need to know about another possible strike in 2016.

Why are teachers threatening to strike?

When teachers welcomed almost 400,000 students into class on Tuesday, they were entering a second year without a working contract. The last one, negotiated after the 2012 strike, expired on June 30, 2015.

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