- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Teachers Union says members who cross picket lines Friday when teachers plan to shut public schools could owe the union a day’s pay.

Schools CEO Forrest Claypool is encouraging teachers to report to work Friday. However the union’s strike policy could cost teachers who do attend work a day’s pay.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1RwUJIC) those who balk at paying can be tried according to a process laid out in the CTU’s constitution, and then suspended or expelled from the union.

CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey says the union has no power to take anyone’s money, but requires the fines to reinstate membership.

Anyone suspended or kicked out of the union will remain employed by the district, however they’ll have to continue to pay union dues.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://chicago.suntimes.com/

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