Chicago Teachers Strike Puts Public Unions' Power To The Test

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT) -- The massive teachers strike in Chicago presents a major test for the power of public-sector unions still smarting from recent battles in Wisconsin, and experts say its outcome could set the tone for future labor battles involving government workers across the nation.

More than 25,000 Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday morning in the city's first teachers strike in 25 years, launching a high-stakes labor battle with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's former chief of staff. The teachers union said it had been unable...
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