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The Chicago Teachers Union will not hold a May Day strike, but group leadership is planning a “proportional” response to whatever cuts are made to the end of this school year by Chicago Public Schools.

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CTU teachers protest outside a Chicago Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Aug. 24. Teachers and schools across Chicago will spend the rest of this week voting whether or not to authorize a possible strike later this year. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Teachers say they feel the Chicago Board of Education has forced them into a possible strike with repeated staff cuts.

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Email claims teachers union is "likely to strike" as it continues negotiating a new contract with Chicago Public Schools.

An email sent to Chicago teachers this week claims the union is “likely to strike” and advertises a strike training session this weekend.

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The dreary weather Wednesday morning didn't keep scores of Chicago Teachers Union members from taking to the streets and calling on the city and the school district to enact measures to stabilize the district's funding.

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Joel Weisman and guests discuss the controversial and expensive new plan for the Lucas Museum and more top stories on this week's show.

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As the head of the Chicago Teachers Union warns of a strike, the district makes one last pitch to reach a contract agreement. 

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Karen Lewis

The Chicago Teachers Union explains why it's counting down the clock to another strike. But will the strike happen at the end of this school year or the beginning of next?

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The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing for a "day of action" on Friday with rallies and protests to take place from early morning through the evening. What are the alternatives for parents who need to drop their kids at school, what is the strike about, and is it even legal? 

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Parents of Chicago Public Schools students still searching for alternatives to attending school this Friday will have their pick of 262 contingency sites announced today by the district. Meanwhile, the Chicago Teachers Union has released a tentative schedule of events, which includes picketing schools and rallying downtown during rush hour.

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Hear what viewers had to say about our talk with CTU president Karen Lewis and our web story on a new water treatment plant that uses ultraviolet light to help clean the Chicago River when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Teachers threaten an April strike. The Illinois House votes to strip Mayor Rahm Emanuel of school board control. Homicides soar and police morale sinks. And baseball is back. Joel Weisman had guests for these stories and more.

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Joel Weisman and his panel discuss Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s apology in the wake of the Laquan McDonald crisis, the search for a new Chicago Police Department superintendent and the possible political fallout from recent events for the mayor.

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