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90 percent of Chicago teachers authorize strike
Associated Press ^ | Jun 11, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT | unattributed

Posted on 06/11/2012 11:38:25 AM PDT by Hunton Peck

The Chicago Teachers Union says nearly 90 percent of teachers voted in favor of giving the union authorization to strike.

Union leaders say the authorization vote last week gives teachers the legal authority to call a strike in the fall and gives them added leverage at the bargaining table. State law requires 75 percent approval.

The CTU adds that more...

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; governmentunions; teachers; unions
Earlier:

Vote could push Chicago closer to teachers strike (from 6/8/2012)

Chicago teachers asking for 30% raises over next 2 years (from 2/17/2012)

It's like they're throwing a tantrum.

1 posted on 06/11/2012 11:38:30 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
Yards-n-yards of rope.

There are four years worth of recent grads with degrees in education who are job seekers.

2 posted on 06/11/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Hunton Peck

With 40 people shot and 10 killed each week, who is left to teach in Chicago.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 11:42:43 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Seems like a reasonable compromise. They get to not show up and pretend to teach, and the kids, perhaps won’t have to show up and pretend to learn.

Win-win


4 posted on 06/11/2012 11:42:43 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Hunton Peck

If they DO strike I would expect student achievement scores to improve significantly.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 11:44:29 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Hunton Peck

Chicago and Illinois need a Scott Walker pronto


6 posted on 06/11/2012 11:44:52 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Hunton Peck

A few miles to the north, taxpayer-funded unions just got their shorts handed to them.

These teachers are slow learners.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 11:45:58 AM PDT by lurk
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To: blackdog

I would be willing to bet that if the Chicago school districts were to start advertising right now they would have enough applicants to start several new school districts.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 11:48:09 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: Hunton Peck

Unleash the urban feral into the streets of The One’s home town during the heat of the re-election campaign?

Not bright.


9 posted on 06/11/2012 11:48:28 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Hunton Peck

These teachers are a good argument for eliminating collective bargaining. They want a 30% increase over 2 years, while others are giving concessions or losing their jobs altogether. A brave mayor would fire the whole lot of them. But there is no one of authority in Chicago who will stand up to these thugs.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 11:49:34 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: lurk
When cornered, liberals and progressives are quite hard on their own. Delivering is hard. Promising is easy. Arbitration is irresponsible, and what got us here.

We need a W. Wilson Goode moment, on teachers holed up in a public building staging some sort of protest.

11 posted on 06/11/2012 11:51:22 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Getting paid to stay home is so brave and courageous. Holding children’s education hostage to their demands is equally brave and courageous. Yep, everyone admires those who get paid not to work.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 11:52:01 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today!)
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To: lurk

You don’t understand Chicago. This is just theater to give Rahm the ability to hand them a big raise due to economic conditions.

The voters of the state have no say in Chi town.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Let ‘em strike! Illinois is going to be a liberal wasteland either way and, nationally - after the Wisconsin debacle that was not-so-good for liberals, it will show the public sector greed while so many private sector employees are out of work. It won't look good for Obama, especially since this will take place in his own backyard.
14 posted on 06/11/2012 11:54:47 AM PDT by Engineer_Soldier ("Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Hunton Peck

They should be taking pay cuts, and be happy to have jobs.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 11:56:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Hunton Peck

Given the “fruits of their labor”, how would we notice the difference?

More “yutes” on the street?


16 posted on 06/11/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Hunton Peck

Why doesn’t everyone go on strike and just change the name of the city to OCCUPY, Ill.?


17 posted on 06/11/2012 11:57:16 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Hunton Peck

30% raise is necessary to refill the Dem campaign coffers after getting their butts whooped in WI.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 11:58:09 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Hunton Peck

"Well, bye!"

19 posted on 06/11/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Wonderful! Enrage tax payers just before the elections!


20 posted on 06/11/2012 12:00:28 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: G Larry

“30% raise is necessary to refill the Dem campaign coffers after getting their butts whooped in WI.”

Note for the uninitiated:

The pipeline from teacher’s wages, to unions, to the Dem HQ, is direct, with minimal pilfering along the way.


21 posted on 06/11/2012 12:00:44 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Hunton Peck
The more public morons, aka, teachers, go on strike, the more it impedes the homo agenda targeting our youth.

Stay out all year, teacha!

22 posted on 06/11/2012 12:00:53 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Not to mention the students let out onto the streets!

Waaa...waaa...wa-a-a-a.

23 posted on 06/11/2012 12:02:17 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Hunton Peck

Teachers can strike but the parents and children can’t?

The picture is becoming clearer...

Maybe, just maybe, this isn’t all about the children.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 12:05:20 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Hunton Peck
Great news! Let them strike. Let the public see what happens when greedy unions revert to their default behavior of arm twisting, thuggery, and non-contribution.

Great thing to have happen in an election year!

Go for it! Stay on strike for at least 6 months.

25 posted on 06/11/2012 12:07:18 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Hunton Peck
The teachers union goons must not see the Wisconsin handwriting on the wall.
26 posted on 06/11/2012 12:10:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: fatnotlazy
I hope they go on strike and stay on strike until November. It would be nice to see the Chicago voters react to their loss of free day care, free breakfasts and free lunches for just 10 weeks or so.

I know it sounds mean, but I'm fed up with the public servant class acting like public masters.

Our own local school district was content to settle for a 0.5% raise per year over the next three years. They know they are generally overpaid relative to the taxpayers who pay their freight and it was either that or lay-offs.

27 posted on 06/11/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Hunton Peck
And what's the graduation rate for Chicago public schools?

A CPS news release touted the projected rate of 60.6 percent as “the highest graduation rate on record.’’

28 posted on 06/11/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Hunton Peck

Of course, they are sooooooooo close to “educating” (bogus education) enough little communists so eventually they no longer have to worry about an aleged GOP right wing.

It is imperative we de-fund public education in as many localities as possible otherwise the communists will completely succeed in fulfilling the outline of the communist manifesto.

If we do not immediately begin to reduce the influence of communist union teachers on the next generation, communist mindsets will be the majority.

These union scum are contaminating not only K-12 but by extension, law schools, journalism schools, liberal arts (goes without saying),... and this brainwashing is completely taking over almost every aspect of life in the USA.

They have no problem dictating what our children will learn, eat, think, see, hear, etc and we stand by and let it happen.

For decades we have willingly (under penalty of law) turned our impressionable children over to unionized commie teachers and surprise, surprise the liberal population is increasing.

Eventually we will become like Europe where the Right is actually to the political left of our current center.

If you have a child, grandchild, great grandchild, do everything possible to get them out of the public education system. Home school, private school, charter schools while not an easy road are a much better source of education than a group of communists.


29 posted on 06/11/2012 12:27:00 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Hunton Peck

My wife is from IL in a county south of Chicago. The folks there literally and viscerally hate that city. Like LA and SF are to California, Chicago is a giant leech that can’t be peeled off.


30 posted on 06/11/2012 12:32:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

they are really going out on a limp here, it’s Summer vacation, unless they run the year round program in Chitcago?


31 posted on 06/11/2012 12:35:19 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Hunton Peck

Illinois is pretty much a conservative state..except Chicago area. Rest of the state pretty much votes conservative, but Chicago dictates to the rest of us

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/11/illinois_not_as_blue_as_you_th.html


32 posted on 06/11/2012 12:36:15 PM PDT by vickixxxx
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To: DAC21

“limb”


33 posted on 06/11/2012 12:37:15 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Hunton Peck

This is a pre-emptive move to force the state to copitulate before the hammer comes down from the taxpayers

The public sector unions know time is not on their side and they want an agreement before their collective rights are curtailed...


34 posted on 06/11/2012 12:44:44 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: DAC21

The strike, if it happens, would be in the Fall. This was just a vote to authorize the union bosses to shut down the schools if they want to.


35 posted on 06/11/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Popman

That makes sense (I mean your analysis, not the behavior of the unions). When the collective bargaining reform was passed in Wisconsin, some school districts jumped into new contracts before the law went into effect. Those tend to be the districts that have had to make cuts, including layoffs, since then.


36 posted on 06/11/2012 12:53:26 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

Let’s hope it is close to the election.


37 posted on 06/11/2012 12:56:17 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Hunton Peck
“The Chicago Teachers Union says nearly 90 percent of teachers voted in favor of giving the union authorization to strike.”

In an unrelated story, the number of Chicago teachers experiencing “car trouble” rose by 10% over the weekend.

38 posted on 06/11/2012 1:04:13 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: fatnotlazy

I don’t know what the laws are in Illinois regarding PEU strikes,but ff the CFT is thinking strike, then the laws are in no way punitive. Here in NY they are somewhat tough. You lose 2 days pay for every day on strike and, more importantly, the union loses dues checkoff for two years. A big obstacle as seen in Wisconsin.In NY only the radical TWU has had the discipline to strike in the last few decades. Cops play the Blue Flu card but only with poor results. The UFT leadership is loathe to even request an authorization vote and they’ve been without a contract for three years.


39 posted on 06/11/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Hunton Peck

You Freepers aren't going to believe me, but this is a rather flattering picture of the president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis. You can catch her on YouTube for an even greater shock. (Hint: she weighs at least 350 pounds and usually struts her stuff dressed in pants suits, a robe and sandals). She is as militant as she is ugly. Anybody who thinks the teachers won't be out for a long time under her wise leadership is hopelessly naive.

40 posted on 06/11/2012 1:49:59 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Maybe, just maybe, this isn’t all about the children.

I know you just didn't get that.....................

41 posted on 06/11/2012 1:54:03 PM PDT by Osage Orange (God is my Co-Pilot.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Rahm only needs to stand up and say at a press conference the statistic his School President said at a recent Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon. And that is; The Chicago School System only has a 4% graduation rate from college. Yep, 96% of the kids that enter a Chicago public school will not graduate from college. That is 6 times worse than the national average. Rahm says that and I don’t know how the teachers have a leg to stand on.


42 posted on 06/11/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT by poinq
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To: Hunton Peck

Rahm only needs to stand up and say at a press conference the statistic his School President said at a recent Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon. And that is; The Chicago School System only has a 4% graduation rate from college. Yep, 96% of the kids that enter a Chicago public school will not graduate from college. That is 6 times worse than the national average. Rahm says that and I don’t know how the teachers have a leg to stand on.


43 posted on 06/11/2012 2:14:37 PM PDT by poinq
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To: Hunton Peck

Rahm only needs to stand up and say at a press conference the statistic his School President said at a recent Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon. And that is; The Chicago School System only has a 4% graduation rate from college. Yep, 96% of the kids that enter a Chicago public school will not graduate from college. That is 6 times worse than the national average. Rahm says that and I don’t know how the teachers have a leg to stand on.


44 posted on 06/11/2012 2:15:08 PM PDT by poinq
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To: Hunton Peck

Rahm only needs to stand up and say at a press conference the statistic his School President said at a recent Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon. And that is; The Chicago School System only has a 4% graduation rate from college. Yep, 96% of the kids that enter a Chicago public school will not graduate from college. That is 6 times worse than the national average. Rahm says that and I don’t know how the teachers have a leg to stand on.


45 posted on 06/11/2012 2:15:19 PM PDT by poinq
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To: Hunton Peck

Yup...the fact the union is asking for a 30 % increase over two years is probably a clue the unions know the jig is up...

Change will come whether or not they like it


46 posted on 06/11/2012 2:31:11 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: KC Burke
Hey KC, good to see ya!

You don’t understand Chicago.

.. but.. I do understand.. Rom and friends, are being told that they will be getting an invitation to OCCUPY, THEIR TRUNK, if they don't sign on the dotted line.. This is a GUN FREE city that must mean you have to pay for your own weapon, just watch the body count every weekend..

These teachers must be teaching real GUN CONTROL, and deserve a raise.. jus sayin

47 posted on 06/11/2012 3:12:41 PM PDT by carlo3b (Home, is where the heart is..)
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To: Hunton Peck

I see a political strategy here. Call a strike in the fall, close to the election. When it looks like no common ground can be found 0bama comes in off his campaigning so that he can be the grand negotiator. Strike is called off and 0bama comes off as a hero for kids and education. A rat strategy.


48 posted on 06/11/2012 4:41:19 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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