Rahm: Teacher Strike is 'Illegal'

    CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 15:  Striking Chicago teachers and their supporters attend a rally at Union Park September 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. An estimated 25,000 people gathered in the park in a show of solidarity as negotiations on a labor contract continue. Yesterday Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis reported the "framework" for an agreement has been reached and union delegates are expected to decide tomorrow if they should end the strike. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff walked off of their jobs on September 10 after the union failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits and job security. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't pleased with the Chicago teachers' union decision to extend its strike. He announced he will be seeking a court order to end the strike, calling it illegal and "wrong for our children." Officials proposed a contract settlement, but teachers want the opportunity to discuss the offer before voting on it. "Our members are not happy,” union president Karen Lewis said. “They want to know if there is anything more they can get.” Negotiations were not only about salaries, but about violence, security, and lack of basic supplies for classrooms. At the soonest, school is expected to restart Wednesday for the 350,000 students currently out of class.

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