Posts tagged "strike"

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 »

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 »

Latest Chicago Teachers Union saber rattling

Be forewarned, people. Time is running out and the Chicago Teachers Union is playing the strike card only weeks before school is to open. From the CTU’s latest press release: We recognize strikes are not popular. However, they are the strongest tool public workers have in ensuring their rights are not trampled upon and working... Read more »
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Take the )*$%&*)# CTA strike

Let ‘em shut it down Believe me, it’s the only way to end this perpetual “doomsday” crap. Any public employee union threatening a strike now for any increased benefits is out of line with reality. When you get even Mayor Richard M. Daley pleading for the CTA unions to settle, you know they’ve gone too far.... Read more »
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