Wisc. teachers join Chicago colleagues at rally

August 31, 2011 8:14:22 PM PDT
Teachers from Wisconsin came to Chicago to join local teachers in a demonstration against major concessions.

About 150 people attended the rally.

The Wisconsin teachers went through an extended battle with that state's governor and legislature over their contracts.

The Chicago teachers say elimination of their pay raise and the proposed lengthening of the school day amount to a 25-percent pay cut.

The Wisconsin teachers say they came to show their solidarity.

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