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Conservative bastion slashes/forces teacher's union to walk off jobs abandoning children...it's about them you know


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#1 g5jamz

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:22 AM

I'm sorry...did I say conservative bastion?

http://www.chicagotr...0,2062807.story

Striking for the first time in 25 years, Chicago's teachers set up picket lines this morning after talks with public school officials ended over the weekend without resolution.
"Rahm says cut back, we say fight back," picketers chanted this morning outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis announced late Sunday night that weekend talks had failed to resolve all the union's issues. “We have failed to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike,” she said. “No CTU members will be inside of our schools Monday.”


With unemployment high and wages barely rising, does anyone have any sympathy for a group of employees demanding 16% raises over 4 years and other benefit concessions?

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:37 AM

Why not? Aren't you worshiping and voting for congressmen who receive pay raises automatically each year for doing jack poo?

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

Incomes for average American goes down $4k the last 4 years, but teachers think they should get 16% raise. Nothing like the "fairness" espoused by Dems

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

I saw that 16% figure in an article about this earlier... is that for real what they were offered? ... and it's not enough? Have they lost their minds?

NC teachers haven't had a raise in 5 years.... not even a 1% cost of living increase.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:04 AM

16% over 4 years...so 4%/year. Either way...that's a hefty increase when a lot of people are barely seeing 2%.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

http://www.nationalr...nions-john-fund

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:09 AM

If Rahm has a set, he'll replace them. But this is Illinois...with probably very strict pro union laws to prevent a ATC style event.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

16% over 4 years...so 4%/year. Either way...that's a hefty increase when a lot of people are barely seeing 2%.


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

The incestuous relationship between the unions putting their guys in office with reciprication expected as far as wages and benefits is a huge problem. Walker addressed it in WI and others are doing the same. We will see how Rahm handles. Guess he could have a few show up in the river with concrete shoes (the Chicago way), and that might make them want to negotiate a littel more.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:18 AM

The incestuous relationship between the unions putting their guys in office with reciprication expected as far as wages and benefits is a huge problem. Walker addressed it in WI and others are doing the same. We will see how Rahm handles. Guess he could have a few show up in the river with concrete shoes (the Chicago way), and that might make them want to negotiate a littel more.


He would need a lot...have you ever seen the fat chick in charge of the teacher's union in Chicago?


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