The city with big shoulders is not working and the world is watching. The teacher’s strike continues to at least Wednesday. The members need to vote. The children need to go back to school. The parents need to go back to work.
So, is it time for third party mediators or arbitrators to come in and work with both sides?
Some quite able folk might be:
Frank Clark, Retried President of Commonwealth Edison
Senator Emil Jones, Past President of the Illinois State Senate
Rev. Jesse Jackson, President of Operation PUSH, Infamous Negotiator
Dr. Byron Brazier, Pastor of Apostolic Church
Fran Spielman, City Hall Reporter, Chicago Sun Times
Pastor James Meeks, Former State Senator, Education Committee
Mayor Richard Daley
Bill Daley, Former Chief of Staff, White House, President Barrack Obama
Mary Dempsey, Former President of Chicago Library
Anita Ponder, Attorney
James Compton, Retired President of Chicago Urban League
Attorney James Montgomery, Former Corporate Council, City of Chicago
Sam Zell, President of Chicago Tribune
Commissioner Bill Beaver, Cook County Board former Alderman
What do you think?