Chicago Teachers Call For 'Respect' From Mayor
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking a state court to force Chicago school teachers back to work, ending a strike he calls illegal. (Sept. 17)


[SOT/]Locator: ChicagoBroll of striking teachers outside of Skinner West Elementary SOTSUPER: Erica Weiss/parent"I have to go out of my way to bring her here. It's not open the whole day. I have to enroll her in afterschool care because of my job. So I can't leave until 6.""I think it's gotten to the point now where they are going above and beyond what they need to do. I also feel like the fire department has a no strike clause in their negotiating with the city I feel like that should be the same thing with teachers as well because the kids need to be in school."Broll of striking teachers and parents brining kids to Skinner West school, which considered a safe school where parents can leave their children for the day.SOTSUPER: Marilyn Ellens/Parent"I support the teachers because my children have had a dynamic experience with their teachers so I'm standing behind them always. Though it's been a challenge we've been making it work."Parents walking kids in to school site. Striking teachers outside of Whitney Young Magnet High School.SOTSUPER: Jay Rehak/teacher"People who've been walking for 5 days didn't necessarily know enough about the contract to shut this thing down. So we needed extra time to make sure that it was what it was.""People have to remember last year this mayor abreggated our contract. He actually, literally, abbregated a previous contract, took 4% away from these folks."(****END****) VIDEO PRODUCER: davie---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: ap-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: starddard----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: none----------------------------------MEDIA EMBARGO (S): none--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: a0701BC-US--Chicago Schools-Strike, 6th Ld-Writeth