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Some teachers in Chicago.
Walking out after this contract negotiations which were sent to be so close to a deal they decided to walk out the Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has called the strike wrong.
Union officials though not backing down.
No CTO members.
Will be inside our schools.
We'll walk the picket lines we'll talk to parents.
We will talk to -- We will demand a fair contract today we demand of their contract.
Now all right so now -- live in Chicago what led them to this point why did they not -- -- them.
Well it doesn't appear to be -- What's on the table as far as these systems city school district is concerned.
Is a 16% increase over four years in the teachers' union president Gerald Lewis says that they are close on that issue.
But -- -- there are other issues that they apparently have not been able to resolve one of the bigger ones is a teacher evaluations.
That's probably just being I don't see it on them center on standardized testing.
-- -- The mayor in his comments last night and he's had viewed the course last week public ones anyway -- said that this strike is on.
I am disappointed that we've come to this point given and you know all the other parties acknowledge how close we are.
Because this is a straight -- choice.
And because of how close we are it is right that is unnecessary.
And the -- is a central figure in this -- linked to the school day when mayor Emanuel was elected he ran a platform looks lengthening out their school day by an additional -- of the whale which was done teachers feel like -- left out of the loop so there's bitterness in this particular dispute.
That's -- the war 22 questions here how many.
Are on the line at the moment with you Steve and what about the students what what will.
-- -- Right here outside the Chicago Public Schools -- Pulled -- giving it all the schools interestingly enough.
There is -- instructional.
These schools will be open at least part of the it's a vehicle gold someplace and is safe and to be supervised also we're hearing about another.
Today simple because schools are not in session so there is -- There's also going to be some cost for the city's -- like -- and that if this if money.
-- any city budget is like toothpaste attitude if you close -- off and wanted usually sports editor and other -- of this is going to be a cost of the city as well.
City finances are tight and one more thing are there any talks on the schedule the moments you.
Yeah -- -- there's got to talk again today but they've had -- sections of the weekend and could not get some of these core issues resolved.
Even -- and keep in mind even whip a 16% increase over four years on the tape.
Steve Brown thank you on the line there.
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