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Teachers In Chicago Charter School Network Go On Strike

Unionized teachers from one of the largest charter school networks in Chicago headed to the picket lines Tuesday. Acero teachers and support staff from 15 campuses with more than 7,000 students are going on strike after months of failed negotiations with charter network officials.

This is the first charter school teachers strike in the nation. The action is being taken by the United Educators for Justice, the union that represents Acero teachers and staff. The group joined forces with the Chicago Teachers Union earlier this year.