Chicago Teachers Union holds MLK breakfast, calls on mayor to resign

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Friday, January 15, 2016
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Teachers Union held its own breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday amid threats to strike.

The union has also called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign.

Union President Karen Lewis says its meeting was an alternative to the one planned by the mayor. She described it as more of a "peoples-centered" celebration of the civil rights leader.

The CTU gave out awards at the event, including one to a leader of the mass protests in Ferguson, Missouri last year.