Teachers strike in Chicago (20 images)

Chicago's 25,000 teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday night with no deal to avert a walkout.
Updated: Sept. 11, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters hold up a skeleton dressed in graduation attire as they march in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago. Chicago's 25,000 teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday night with no deal to avert a walkout. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters hold up signs as they march in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago. Chicago's 25,000 teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday night with no deal to avert a walkout. UPI/Brian Kersey
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A members of the Chicago Teachers Union shouts as she marches through the central business district on September 10, 2012 in Chicago. Chicago's 25,000 teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday night with no deal to avert a walkout. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters march in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago. Chicago's 25,000 teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday night with no deal to avert a walkout. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters picket in front of Lane College Prep Tech High School on September 10, 2012 in Chicago. Chicago's 25,000 teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday night with no deal to avert a walkout. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Chicago teacher Paul Carrera and his daughter Abby, 7, along with other members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters picket in front of Lane College Prep Tech High School on September 10, 2012 in Chicago. Chicago's 25,000 teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday night with no deal to avert a walkout. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters picket in front of Lane College Prep Tech High School on September 10, 2012 in Chicago. Chicago's 25,000 teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after the latest contract talks broke down Sunday night with no deal to avert a walkout. UPI/Brian Kersey
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