"This should come as no surprise to (the Chicago Board of Education), the mayor or parents because educators have been angry about the school-based cuts that have hurt special education students, reduced librarians, counselors, social workers and teachers' aides, and eliminated thousands of teaching positions," the union said in a statement. The CTU's governing body will vote on Wednesday on whether to issue a 10-day strike notice to the Board of Education. If the CTU were to move forward, the first possible date for the strike would be Tuesday, Oct. 11. The union's last contract expired

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