Teacher union polls members for possible strike
May 11, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The Chicago Teachers Union has polled its 25,000 members in a run up to a possible strike vote.
Under an education reform law passed in Springfield last year, the union needs to get 75 percent approval from the rank file instead of a simple majoritybefore they can strike.
Administrators and the teachers union have been clashing over a number of issues, including lengthening the school day and expansion of charter schools.
The union is considering taking a strike vote if negotiations with the district break down.
The poll results could be released Friday.
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