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Murphysboro teachers go on strike

Teachers in Murphysboro, IL, are going on strike today after the teachers union and the school district once again failed to agree on a contract.

The union and the district still can't see eye to eye on a reasonable salary increase. During the strike, school will be closed for the district's students, and there will be no extracurricular activities or sporting events, which both parties say is the last thing they wanted to happen.

During the strike, teaches will begin picketing.

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