Please Don't Strike
Rahm is about to preside over the second teachers strike in three years, a feat not accomplished in many decades. He's been reduced to begging Karen Lewis not to make him fold like a Titanic deck chair:
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday urged the Chicago Teachers Union to drop talk of a strike and join forces with the Chicago Public Schools in the drive to get the $480 million in pension help from Springfield needed to avert massive teacher layoffs.
Nine months ago, mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia warned that Chicago faced its second teachers strike in three years if a “hard-headed” and “confrontational” Rahm Emanuel was re-elected.
Garcia warned then that Emanuel’s bullying missteps instigated the seven-day teachers’ strike in 2012 that was Chicago’s first in 25 years and predicted that the same thing would happen again unless Emanuel changed his stripes.
For a guy without a plan, Chewbacca sure seems to know the lay of the land.
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