Friday, October 14, 2016

Here a Tax, There a Tax

  • Chicago taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $100 million more under the tentative deal that averted a strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers compared with a January proposal shot down by the union, according to the attorney for the Chicago Teachers Union.

    Despite a demand from the Civic Federation to come clean, CPS officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration refuse to spell out the cost to Chicago taxpayers who have already have been hit with $1.2 billion of new taxes to solve the pension crisis at the city and the public school system.

    “I would say this deal has about $100 million more in it,” said Robert Bloch, a longtime attorney for the Chicago Teachers Union who was at the bargaining table late Monday when a strike was averted minutes before a midnight deadline.

    Bloch thought the difference could be even larger over the entire four-year agreement “but CPS finances are so opaque, it’s hard to know exactly what they’re spending, what the cost is.”
And since the CPS is a separate taxing body, transparency is not going to be coming any time soon, not over another $100 million.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the buyout provision they got.

Subsidize my insurance and I'll leave.

You can hire two people/folks for my salary and make everyone happy.

If I have to stay to 60 or 63, nobody's gonna be happy.

10/14/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wtf ? Why does the fop settle for 1 and 2 percent ? Why the fuck are we paying dues ? ??
Maybe the CTU would better represent our intrest .

10/14/2016 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous BIG Spender said...

Tell everyone at CPS to take a 10% cut. They won't agree?

Stand fast and do a PATCO.

Time to face reality with budgets, instead of caving in to people already making too much money in comparison to what work (and students) they turn out.

10/14/2016 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how enrollments go down and costs per student sky rocket. Eventually there will be no CPS, the government and organzied labor will have mismanaged it to oblivion. Just let it go and slip away into the night.

10/14/2016 05:43:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Their finances are opaque? Get the Windex out, clean the glass, and give the shit on the paper towels to the teachers.

10/14/2016 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lift the residency rule in 2017 contract

10/14/2016 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think teachers and the CPS will tell you that when it comes to education you get a whole lot of bang for you tax dollars with them.

10/14/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another 100 MILLION down a rat hole. Never ends, does it???

10/14/2016 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over $1.2 BILLION tax dollars going their way and they "refuse" to explain the details?? How can an amount that large being handled by politicians and connected board members not have public accountability?

And yet a bs cr# some long dead officer received 30 years ago is open for public view and is being used to paint the department in a negative light without any context or consideration being given to the nature of the complaint or its legitimacy.

10/14/2016 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the money that is no longer going to be put into retiree health care will go to CPS.

10/14/2016 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sir Donkey, esq said...

We need a Me Too clause with the teachers union.

10/14/2016 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think they're going to lift residency for the rest of city workers you are nuts! They count on all you saps to pay for all these things through your taxes.

10/14/2016 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

Watch San Bernardino bankruptcy which is in it's final stages...bankruptcy will visit Chicago in the not too distant future

10/15/2016 07:55:00 AM  

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