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Legal Questions Over Upcoming CTU Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union is preparing for prepares for a one-day walkout Friday, but there is debate over its legality. 

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool insists it’s illegal, and Gov. Bruce Rauner calls it an "abuse of power." Even union members have sought reassurances they won't be breaking the law.

However, the union argues its members can strike under a federal law that covers unfair labor practices.  In this case, they say it would cover the school district’s decision to stop paying raises based on experience and educational attainment.  

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