Republican state legislators outside the city -- at the behest of the Chicago Board of Education -- are trying to push forward a bill that would reopen the Chicago teachers contract ostensibly so the school board wouldn't have to pay scheduled raises under the contract.
HB 5596 lost at the committee level last week, but was re-referred to the Rules Committee. So as Styx might sing, the bill is not dead yet.
That makes me wonder. If the Chicago Board of Education, facing about $1 billion deficit, can try to force open contract negotiations to avoid paying future raises, why couldn't the CTA board do the same thing? CTAs unions got raises this year and are due another pay increase in 2011, the last year of the current contract.
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