The view from London: Chicago teachers are heroes

Says  in the liberal The Guardian:

Chicago's teachers could strike a blow for organised labour globally

If the fight to halt school budget cuts in Obama's Democratic heartland succeeds it would be a huge boost for unions

Yeah, sure. Maybe The Guardian would like to come up with the money to pay for the 14.5 percent pay increase for the teachers. Read this story and see how liberal ideology can distort reality for the sake of some utopian goal.

This guy compares this conflict with the Reagan administration's destruction of the air controllers union, Patco. As if.

If this strike goes ahead, it will be the first such strike since 1987. But the stakes are much higher. Teaching activists say this struggle recalls thePatco dispute. When the airline workers union failed in that battle with the Reagan administration, it was a setback for the whole American labour movement for decades.

Seymour sounds like he wants a strike. Thanks, guy.

 

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