英語で聞く: Chicago teacher’s strike

From BBC Learning English
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by Jane Little

Three hundred and fifty thousand school children in Chicago face a second week off school after a teachers union voted to extend a week-long strike by at least two more days. Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has said he will seek a court injunction to declare the strike illegal.

The decision by union leaders to extend their consultation period over a deal reached with the city at the weekend, has escalated a political battle with Chicago’s mayor. Rahm Emanuel vowed to end what he called an illegal strike(…).

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Have you ever experienced any strike? What kind of strike was it? How did it affect your life?
2. What do you think: why are the teachers in Chicago striking? What do they want? From whom?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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