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Posts Tagged ‘Chicagoland’

Chicago Teachers Looking To Go On Strike Rahm Emanuel Was Not Careful What He Wished For

August 30, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union issued a 10-day strike notice Wednesday, saying teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district are ready to walk off the job for the first time in 25 years.

The board last week authorized spending $25 million in the event of a strike, which Carroll said would help ensure the tens of thousands of students who rely on the schools for two meals a day are fed and have a safe place during the day.

Much of the teachers’ frustration has centered on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who rescinded a 4 percent raise last year and then tried to go around the union in his push for a longer school day by asking teachers at individual schools to waive the union contract to work more hours. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board subsequently blocked Emanuel’s negotiations with schools.

Chicago Mayor- Ex-Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel discovers you better be careful what you wish for..

 

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