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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has threatened to seek a court order as teachers extend their strike in the third-largest US city over teacher evaluations and job security provisions. Emanuel seeks an injunction to block the Chicago Teachers Union's (CTU) walkout, and called the labor action "illegal" under state law. The Chicago Teachers Union decided not to suspend the strike because the majority of its members wanted additional time to discuss the weekend deal with officials from the nation's third-largest school district. The protesters demand Emanuel withdraw some of his educational reforms, which they say place job security at peril. Emanuel intends to close down underperforming schools, increase the number of taxpayer-funded and non-union charter schools, and let corporations and charities run some schools. He also wants principals to have the authority to hire who they want, and he supports the use of standardized test results and merit pay to evaluate and reward teachers. Press TV has conducted an interview with Eric Struch, a member of the Workers World Party in Chicago, to further discuss the issue.