Union Polls Chicago Teachers In Advance Of Strike Vote

05/11/2012 10:03 am ET | Updated Jul 11, 2012

The Chicago Teachers Union polled its 25,000 members Thursday on questions involving the school board as part of what one official called a "dry run" for a potential strike vote.

Union officials said they undertook the poll in part to figure out logistics for a strike vote if negotiations with the district break down. Under a state education reform passed last year, the union would need to get approval from 75 percent of its total membership before a strike could occur.


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