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Mon Nov 4, 2013, 08:48 PM

Librarian: With Emanuel’s pension plan “...I got two feet in the grave”

http://peoplesworld.org/librarian-with-emanuel-s-pension-plan-i-got-two-feet-in-the-grave/



CHICAGO - "When they started talking about the ending of the subsidies, I said I felt like I have one (foot) already in the grave," said Dorothy Harding, 70, a retired Chicago Public Library employee of more than 33 years. "Now the mayor is cutting us out, [and it's] starting to feel like I got two feet in the grave."

Harding was one many city residents to testify about the impact of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 2014 budget to a standing room only hearing Oct. 29 convened by the Progressive Reform Caucus of the City Council held at the UE Hall.

For the third year in a row Emanuel is seeking to solve the city budget deficit by starving city services and imposing steep hikes in fees and fines, taxes by another name. They will adversely affect working class communities.

Coupled with an expansion of privatization of public education and city services and an insulation of powerful financial and monopoly corporate interests and the wealthy from paying higher taxes, Emanuel has been dubbed, "Mayor One Percent."

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Starry Messenger Nov 2013 OP
lunasun Nov 2013 #1
Skittles Nov 2013 #2
Starry Messenger Nov 2013 #3
duffyduff Nov 2013 #4
lunasun Nov 2013 #5
LWolf Nov 2013 #6
warrant46 Nov 2013 #7
TheKentuckian Jan 2014 #8

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 08:49 PM

1. His buddie$ all love him!!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 08:55 PM

2. look for this to happen across the country

also, relying on cops doing overtime instead of hiring more cops is not good - people who work chronic overtime get tired and start making poor decisions

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 08:59 PM

3. I totally agree.

It scares me also when people advocate getting rid of police unions. Do we really want minimum wage cops with no labor protections roaming the streets? Yikes.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 10:51 PM

4. They who have the guns have the power. I don't think that's going to happen.

 

Same with fire personnel.

They are going after teachers and librarians largely because they are women and these sexists think women will just sit back and take it.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2013, 11:13 AM

5. I do not think many Chicago public service unions backed him in election- police and fire did not

The police and fire unions endorsed Chico but I think a big one that did support him was the teachers union i could be mistaken on that one

anyway folks are fighting back @ him including Gvnr Quinn
last month>
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-16/news/chi-emanuels-tenure-decried-at-prounion-rally-20131015_1_chicago-teachers-union-chicago-ideas-week-chicago-forum

low wages also means high turnover too

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 09:27 AM

6. No more than we want

minimum wage clerks and babysitters in classrooms with our kids.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2013, 08:48 PM

7. The little boy mayor is beholden to corporate interests

A true thug

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Response to warrant46 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 12:34 AM

8. That's our guy!

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