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updated: 8/30/2012 6:49 PM

Chicago teachers set strike date

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Associated Press

The Chicago Teachers Union says members will walk off the job on Sept. 10 unless a new contract is reached with Chicago Public Schools.

Thursday's announcement comes one day after the union issued a 10-day strike notice.

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Union President Karen Lewis said both sides are far apart, with teachers worried about issues that include wages, job security and a new evaluation system.

It would be the first strike in 25 years for the nation's third-largest school district.

Lewis said the union will continue negotiating until there is a contract.

Some of the district's 400,000 students have started school; the rest begin on Tuesday.

Chicago Public Schools has announced a contingency plan if teachers walk out. It includes opening 145 schools, staffed by district employees and volunteers, for four hours daily.

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