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  • Q&A: Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

    03/31/2016 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation's third-largest district in what could be an early glimpse of a more prolonged strike still to come. Some 27,000 Chicago Teachers Union members have been working without a contract since June. They've overwhelmingly authorized an open-ended strike like the one that closed schools for more than a week in 2012, though that would still be weeks away. The union and its allies say Friday's action is an attempt to draw attention to their fight for a new...
  • Chicago Teachers Union: This city belongs to Black people, not White people

    10/18/2013 7:40:05 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 107 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 18 october 2013
    Well, here is an interesting video of Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis stating that all of Chicago's problems are due to you rich white people. These cretains are certainly holding the whip hand these days.
  • Bill Ayers, reincarnated ACORN ask United Nations to intervene in Chicago school closings

    07/27/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 27, 2013
    Noted American terrorist and left-wing radical Bill Ayers is among the signatories of a letter calling on the United Nations to probe the closing of 49 Chicago elementary schools based on claims that it is causing massive human rights violations. ... In 2009, the Chicago City Council passed a resolution adopting the international body’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, notes WBEZ. The resolution instructed all city agencies to develop policies consistent with it. Kalantry told the public radio station that the nation and the city must now act in accordance with these covenants. ... The Chicago Teachers Union,...
  • Crowd Laughs as Chicago Teachers Union President Talks about Killing the Rich

    01/08/2013 10:45:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    The Chicago Teachers Union is not just about looking out for its members’ interests. The union wants to fundamentally change America, too. That shift occurred when the radical Karen Lewis was elected as its president two years ago. She’s best known for mocking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s lisp and for taking on - and defeating - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the district’s first teachers’ strike in a generation. CTU leaders have been on a victory lap of sorts since the September strike, with union activists seeing themselves as protectors of union power during a time of membership...
  • New Contract Earns Chicago Schools 2nd Credit Downgrade – In One Quarter

    09/29/2012 7:29:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Sound financial management clearly wasn’t a concern to any party involved in the recent contract negotiations in Chicago Public Schools. They were warned that new labor expenses might result in a credit downgrade for the financially-strapped school district, and they chose to ignore it. Now it has comes to pass. The credit rating agency Moody’s has downgraded the school district for the second time in one quarter. Moody’s wrote: “The negative outlook reflects the school district's budgeted depletion of reserves to fund ongoing operations in fiscal 2013; the moderate additional unbudgeted salary costs of labor contract negotiations, which have not...
  • Beware of Backfire - Striking Chicago teachers may turn Illinois into Wisconsin.

    09/12/2012 12:59:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    City Journal ^ | 11 September 2012 | Christian Schneider
    If Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has spent the last 18 months painting a portrait of public-employee unions as intransigent and selfish, the Chicago Teachers Union this week provided him with confirmation. On Monday, 25,000 Chicago teachers (average salary: $76,000 before benefits) walked out of their classrooms, leaving nearly 350,000 schoolchildren and their parents in the lurch. The teachers are fighting to protect their lavish pay and benefit packages and also trying to stave off a new accountability plan that would evaluate their effectiveness using studentsÂ’ test scores. The Chicago strike serves as a counterpoint to events in Wisconsin after WalkerÂ’s...