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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:14 PM

CTU: Nearly 90 percent of teachers vote to authorize strike

The Chicago Teachers Union says nearly 90 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike, far more than the required 75 percent.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-ctu-chicago-teachers-vote-to-authorize-strike-20120611,0,827222.story

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Reply CTU: Nearly 90 percent of teachers vote to authorize strike (Original post)
mopinko Jun 2012 OP
HiPointDem Jun 2012 #1
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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 02:18 AM

1. good.

 

“the union cannot strike in Chicago. They will never be able to muster the 75 percent threshold needed to strike.’’

-- Jonah Edelman of Stand for Children


Not only did almost 90% of the CTU members vote yes. 73% percent of the members voted yes the first day. In spite of large sums of money spent of radio ads attacking the union along with other unfair labor practices, the Chicago teachers demonstrated as solid a front as one could expect... Not only is this a rebuke of the Mayor, the CEO Brizard and the wealthy corporate types that fill the seats at school board meetings. It is a rebuke of some others.

There’s Jonah Edelman, the too-cool-for-school head of Stand for Children. The arrogant dope came into Illinois throwing dollars around like they were candy mints to members of the Illinois legislature. He swore to an audience at an Aspen conference, caught by us on video tape, that his data had proven that no union could get more than 75% of members to vote for a strike. He was convinced that including the 75% yes threshold was the same as SB7 having no-strike language...

Then there’s IEA Executive Director Audrey Soglin and former IEA President Ken Swanson. These two sad excuses for union leadership were sent to pressure the CTU into accepting the Edelman language. They treated the newly elected reform president of the CTU like the new kid at school. They acted like bullies, plain and simple. Teachers don’t like bullies.

http://preaprez.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/the-ctu-overwhelming-yes-vote-is-a-stinging-rebuke-of-rahm-and-brizard-but-not-only-them/

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:11 AM

2. i have a hard time picturing someone bullying karen lewis.

actually, it presents a sort of amusing mental picture.
but seriously, although rahm's plan to lengthen the school day precipitated this, the blame for this mess lies in springfield. state funding has been squeezed and shaved and whittled away till there is nothing left but crumbs. it is obscene.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:18 AM

3. LOL!!

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