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Emanuel on Chicago teachers strike: ‘One of choice — not necessity’

Sep 29, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s second teachers strike in four years would be “one of choice — not of necessity,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday, calling a 13 percent pay raise on the table a “fair offer” that would stabilize teacher pensions.

In branding the walkout set for Oct. 11 as a “strike of choice,” Emanuel employed some of the same rhetoric…

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