Rahm Loves Teachers
- The Chicago Teachers Union said Tuesday that the school district is asking teachers to take a 7 percent pay cut in their next contract, an offer that portends tough negotiations in the weeks to come.
The union did not specify how the proposed pay cut would be implemented and the district did not respond to questions. CTU officials in a news release accused the district of deliberately undermining its finances and said the pay cut proposal appears to be retaliation for union opposition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election.
"With rising housing, health care and food costs, we can't afford such a big hit in our paychecks," CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey said. "On top of that they expect us to pay more for health insurance and work longer hours in classrooms that are overcrowded and with fewer resources. That will not happen."
So we can expect the CTU to be supporting a republican in the near future? In the meantime, plan on an extended summer break for the kids, extended summer hours downtown for protestors and extended coverage of Rahm's drive to push the CPS into insolvency.
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