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Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Join Striking Teachers at Chicago Event

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    Progress on Third Day of Chicago Teachers Union Strike

    The Chicago Teachers Union reached tentative agreements on eight issues with city leaders on Saturday, the third day of the CTU strike. NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter reports. (Published Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019)

    As Chicago teachers remain on the picket line, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign says she will travel to the city on Tuesday to join with them as they continue their strike.

    According to a campaign email, the stop in Chicago will be part of a two-stop swing for the Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday. Warren will join striking teachers in Chicago at a South Austin elementary school on the city’s West Side, picketing with teachers and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.

    Warren will then head to Iowa for several campaign stops on Tuesday afternoon. 

    Warren is one of several Democratic presidential contenders that have expressed their support for the Chicago Teachers Union, who went on strike last week. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders attended a CTU rally in September, and has voiced his support for the teachers’ union on Twitter during the strike.

    Senator Kamala Harris, former cabinet secretary Julián Castro, and former Vice President Joe Biden have all expressed support for Chicago teachers since the strike was authorized.

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