Posts tagged "contract"

What's really at stake in the Chicago teacher's strike

What’s behind the bitter school strike? “Our members are not happy. They want to know if there is anything more they can get.” So said Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Sunday evening after its House of Delegates refused to call off its strike against Chicago Public Schools children. Like what? What more... Read more »

The Chicago Teachers Union crows about its contract

The rest of you can eat s**t. Here’s what the CTU is telling its members about the “wins” in the tentative contract. Notice the excitement about escaping getting paid based on merit. Perish the thought. Key Contract Issues Our brothers and sisters throughout the country have been told that corporate “school reform” was unstoppable, that... Read more »

The controversial Wisconsin budget reform saves teachers’ jobs.

The Brown Deer (Wisconsin) school superintendent long had been negotiating with his teachers’ union in an attempt to file a budget hole. The union wouldn’t budget, so the superintend had no other choice but to lay off 27 teachers–some of them friends. But with the new bargaining law, passed with such passionate teacher union opposition,... Read more »
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