Posts tagged "Karen Lewis"

Chicago Teachers Union can thank itself for some layoffs

The current Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) contract negotiated after the strike gives teachers raises averaging more than 17 percent over four years. Seventeen percent! A school system running a $1-billion deficit can’t afford it, and the CTU knew it. In other words, the union chose to get big pay increases for some teachers at the... Read more »

Great time for a strike, CTU. Do you have s... for brains?

Chicago has been a union town for as long as any living person can remember. From the West Virginia coal fields to the Detroit assembly lines, Chicago has stood shoulder to shoulder in the early days of organized labor in the struggle for a better life for working men and women. In Chicago, railroad, slaughterhouse,... Read more »

Is an outrageous 20 percent pay hike enough for greedy Chicago public school teachers?

The Chicago Teachers Union will be mulling over the up-to-20-percent  pay increase that the arbitrator Edwin Benn arbitrator has outrageously recommended. Confirming earlier Chicago Tribune reports that Benn would recommend a 15- to 20-percent pay hike, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said the recommendation would  go to the union’s house of delegates for a decision. Observers... Read more »
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How about a 30-percent pay CUT for Chicago teachers?

Even for an opening demand/request/offer in labor negotiations, the 30-percent wage increase sought by the Chicago Teachers Union is a stunner. Undoubtedly, the union argues that the huge hike is needed to compensate for the longer school day imposed on them by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Illinois Legislature. Nonetheless, when you combine the other... Read more »

CTU president Karen Lewis unvarnished

Like her or not, think she should resign or stay, think she incompetent or a genius, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has a passionate side, which comes through loud and clear. She has been hit by a zhit storm and I’m beginning to feel sorry for her. So, in fairness, I’m pasting below her... Read more »

A look inside the paranoid mind of CTU president Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, joins the conspiratorial mindset of Occupyisters, going so far as blaming Steve Jobs and Bill Gates for the troubles that teachers’ unions are having. Never does she concede that perhaps part of the problem could be the suffocating, hide-bound institution that she and the CTU have helped create.... Read more »
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