Chicago's Teachers Union plans a walkout over low pay and job insecurity.
In the US state of Illinois, the Chicago Teachers Union is planning on going on strike and staging a walkout in demand of higher pay and job security.
The union says it plans to open its strike on Saturday and stage its walkout on Monday, the Associated Press reports.
However, the union and district officials in the country’s third most-populated city say they will negotiate with the administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to see if the walkout can be avoided or not.
Monday will be the first walkout strike by Chicago teachers in 25 years.
Last Monday, thousands of union workers gathered at Chicago’s in Daley Plaza in support of the city’s teachers union.
This comes after several rounds of negotiations, which have failed to result in a solution to the demands of teachers.
According to a report released by the White House, as a result of state and local budget cuts, the US has slashed more than 3000,000 education jobs since June 2009.