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    • ATTENTION - Chicago Teachers Union Election Investigation

      Anyone who attends a Stewart school meeting needs to collect evidence so we can report it to the proper labor agencies for possible union election fraud and misuse of union resources.

      I need:
      Location of Meeting
      Date and Time of the Meeting
      Names of all union staff and Filed Representatives at the meeting
      Names of Faculty and Staff at the meeting
      Notices from the meeting - 24hr prior posted notice to all staff
      Examples of evidence: pics, video, audio, documents

      Especially we need documentation of union staff doing election work!

      This hold true of any meetings or documents that threaten our rights as union members to organise and work collectively including CPS employees blocking access to mailboxes or school staff.

      This is an ongoing investigation.

      Please contact me directly.

      john kugler
      kuglerjohn@comcast.net

    • 2 shot in Chicago Lawn neighborhood
      May 28, 2010 3:14 AM
      http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/05/two-shot-in-the-chicago-lawn-neighborhood.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChicagoBreakingNews+%28Chicago+Breaking+News%29

      A man and a teenage boy were hospitalized in good condition after they were shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood late Thursday, police said.

      The shooting happened at 10:40 p.m. on the 5900 block of South Sawyer Avenue, police said.

      An 18-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the in the left hip as they were getting out of a parked car when someone in a passing red vehicle began shooting, police said. The two were listed in good condition at Holy Cross Hospital, police said.

      Police are investigating and believe the shooting may be gang related, officials said.

      -- Carlos Sadovi

    • I dont know how to reply to a tweet, so I will post here. Regarding the lack of recess at Near North, I think that is a form of child abuse. That school specializes in children with emotional disorders, which probably includes ADHD, children who most need recess. Actually, any child denied a break is a being mistreated. My son went to a similar -- but private contract school -- and he also began at 7:30. Perhaps these schools start so early to accommodate bus routes. Make sure your child has breaks written into his or her IEP.

    • In reply to LoryN:

      "Make sure your child has breaks written into his or her IEP." And then make sure your child gets the active breaks each day.

    • morning news roundup is there -- meanwhile here's a piece from in these times about the union election: http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/6046/on_the_defensive_chicago_teachers_look_to_shake_up_their_union/

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