Thursday, October 10, 2019

Teachers Want What Now?

We thought they represented....you know....teachers:
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has raised another issue that she said is holding up an agreement with the teachers union: affordable housing.

    In a statement late Tuesday — nine days from a strike date set by the Chicago Teachers Union — the mayor said the union is “demanding that the city enact CTU’s preferred affordable housing policy as part of their contract.”

    [...]

    In a response early Wednesday morning, the CTU tweeted that “we have nearly 17,000 homeless students in CPS.”

    “Our proposals demand more staff to support families in danger of losing housing, and advocate for a program that financially helps (support staff members) and new teachers purchase a home,” the union continued. "The mayor finds them ‘unreasonable.’"

    [...]

    But [Groot] said the CTU’s collective bargaining agreement “is not the appropriate place for the city to legislate its affordable housing policy.”
No shit. Even though we live in Chicago - unlike many hundreds of teachers - we don't get to choose CTU delegates. We choose aldercreatures who are supposed to represent the citizenry. CTU dictating policy for 2.6 million citizens is a non-starter here and Groot really ought to hammer them on it.

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112 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

17K homeless students .....
Do you really believe that? Parents homeless also?
Think about that. That means no property tax. How
can teachers justify a raise? Sounds like D.C. Swamp
Politics to me. (Tweets come back to bite them)

10/10/2019 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is what happens when commie unions go out of control.....

10/10/2019 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of these teachers are communist-loving,America-hating,uneducated and lazy.

10/10/2019 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the article:

Union officials also noted that other groups of public employees in Chicago, like police officers and firefighters, receive housing subsidies. The union also claims that about two-thirds of teaching assistants, school clerks and other paraprofessionals qualify for free or reduced lunch for their children, and many cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment based in any Chicago neighborhood based on prevailing rental rates.
_________

We get subsidies? Where's mine? I asked around. Apparently they forgot a lot of us. Or is this like the 3% compounded COLA. Nonexistent.

10/10/2019 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...and advocate for a program that financially helps
(support staff members) and new teachers purchase a home,”
the union continued."

Fuck these greedy communist hacks.

Trot out the old "Officer Next Door" program
and rename it "Teacher Next Door," then stand
back and watch the fun.

Maybe a teacher or three will be incentivized
enough to rehab a gutted shit-shack over in
"Memphis Town." (California to Kedzie - Madison
to Jackson - Fifth Ave. is the main thoroughfare)

You know... The same brown smoke they tried to
blow up Policemen's asses about being valued
"community anchors."

But we ARE loving that the teachers are causing
Rumplegrootskin all kinds of headaches, agita,
dyspepsia and malaise.

10/10/2019 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the CTU work on the budget and maybe run the Fire Department also. Hell why not just run city hall while they are at it!! Can we say overreach!!!

10/10/2019 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS will be hiring more teachers soon. It maybe a great time for a change of careers for some coppers! Just think you will have Summers off and your paycheck will not be hit up with a hefty pension contributions. Life will be a lot easier dealing with 36 second graders instead mentals, domestics, and traffic stops. Do not believe that CPS takes all types of kids with emotional and handicaps and crams them in normal kids. Private schools get their fair share of problem kids. The big plus is having a real union that can have its members strike for a contract with better working conditions, not a contract decided by a machine influenced arbitrator.

10/10/2019 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the road to Communism!!

10/10/2019 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off...17000 homeless students in cps, is a straight lie. Total farce

10/10/2019 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember chicago's finest as we cannot strike....we just do the job.

10/10/2019 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a total scumbag group the CTU is! Strong arming and threatening everyone demanding all kinds of BS! It sure appears the CTU is attempting to make Lightfoot look foolish and probably because they wanted preckwinkle. Lightfoot needs to put an end to this terrible union once and for all. If they strike order them back to work or be FIRED! I bet 75% if not more will come back to work. There’s no where else for them to go for work and they will piss away they’re entire careers. Doing this could solve a huge portion of the cities financial crisis.The deal Lightfoot offered them is very generous. They should take it

10/10/2019 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read this article and see just how much money they are going to get and what it means for the pension fund and their measly contributions.

https://wirepoints.org/here-are-the-benefits-mayor-lightfoot-is-offering-to-the-teachers-union-and-why-its-terrible-for-chicagoans/

10/10/2019 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Teachers also added a stipulation to their contract that they stand with the police and demand the police contract be resolved. Understanding that the fop has no leverage, the teachers and maybe the park district will assist the cpd. if not, God Bless Chicago.

10/10/2019 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely ridiculous and has nothing to do with a teachers contract. Sharkey is fucking with Lightfoot trying to embarrass her. Total weasel. He’s also fucking with the citizens of Chicago. Why doesn’t Sharky ask for new bikes for everyone too? How about new cars for the parents? I wouldn’t doubt if Preckwinkle is trying to embarrass Lightfoot also. If they strike fire them. Most will come back. Then start from scratch with no greedy rich Sharkey screwing the public.

10/10/2019 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Teachers Union...Jesse Sharkey...his nephew, thought you use to say that you...raised this kid. Nothing but connections here can't watch the family,...how can you watch the school system.
Roger Sharkey murderer IDOC # R24673...Seems, LiL Bastard (Roger's street name) punk gang banger, doing time for drive-bye days...shot a woman, she had kids. But he has street creed now.

The murderer will need a place to live. Watch this creep land a union job upon release.

https://www.idoc.state.il.us/subsections/search/ISinms2.asp

10/10/2019 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will ask for reparations next. GFY CTU. The left has lost its fucking mind. You want something, work for it.

10/10/2019 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does paying for teacher's homes affect homeless kids? Typical fucked up liberal bullshit.

10/10/2019 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

groot should cancel her raise for them and put the money into the shelter program so it probably won’t make a difference anyway. And call it a day for that program. This way the teachers can feel good. F them lib tards!!

10/10/2019 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "if it's not affordable for you, you move to where it is affordable for you"? Leave the taxpayers out of your finances. None of our business, none of our concern.

10/10/2019 03:03:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

Mayor Lightweight fancies herself a "Progressive", while Jessie Sharkey is an outright Communist! Remember this summer, CTU secretly sent a delegation of teachers, at a cost of several thousands of dollars, to Venezuela.(SCC was the first to report it.) While there, the Chicago Teachers Union representatives rallied around the Communist Tyrant, Nicolas Maduro. CTU representatives were photographed chanting: "Viva Maduro", with their fists raised in the Power Salute! El Presidente Maduro, is a multi-millionaire phony, who has virtually bankrupted, what was once the wealthiest nation in Latin America. Family members of El Presidente, are living lives of luxury in Europe, while the countrymen they abandoned are eating out of garbage trucks! Yet, the CTU representatives stated that as bad as conditions are; El Presidente should be praised because he kept the schools open. WHICH TOTALLY IGNORED THE FACT THAT CONDITIONS ARE BAD BECAUSE OF MADURO! CTU Teachers chose to ignore the root of the problem, just as they choose to ignore the fact that way too many of the kids graduating from CPS are functional illiterates! The parochial school system survives in these secular times; because the Chicago Public School System, with the exception of a handful of Selective Enrollment schools is an Absolute Disaster and Failure! Whatever the final outcome, the taxpayers will be the Ultimate Losers! And if there was ever an argument for school vouchers, it is CPS. What CPS wastes and charges to produce functional illiterates, is far more than the cost of a Performance Based School Voucher System. Stay Safe and Strong! Baby "G"

10/10/2019 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not build dorm rooms across the city for the “ homeless” students. And to prevent problems, have Sharkey, Gates, and the rest of the union bigshots move into each building as a role model. The money can come out of those huge paychecks the union brass is making. Thus the crime rate will go down and everyone will be happy.

10/10/2019 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s interesting that the Socialist Ctu board is going at it with our Socialist Mayor.

10/10/2019 04:22:00 AM  
Blogger stash the polski guy said...

groot has no choice but to give in.

what a stupid ass.

10/10/2019 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Most of these teachers are communist-loving,America-hating,uneducated and lazy.

10/10/2019 12:26:00 AM

And I just thought my double master degree teacher wife was a democrat. Thanks for the head up! I will take care when I kiss her good bye

10/10/2019 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open police stations to homeless. Have desk sgt. feed and clean homeless.

10/10/2019 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The teacher are gonna strike as a payback from the election they wanted Peckwinkle and when they didn't get what they wanted likey all the other whiny democrats that are gonna act to resist or obstruct. This is a con game and it is only there no for the children, but to damage Lightfoot. I am no fan of Groot, but CTu is worse then the Mob extorting the city via Collective bargaining.

10/10/2019 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the City of Chicago allows CPS employees to live outside of Chicago? Why are some teachers exempt from the city employees residency requirements? My understanding is there is a large number of teachers that live in the suburbs, why are they different then every other city employee?

10/10/2019 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The issue isn't the issue, the issue is the revolution.

10/10/2019 06:28:00 AM  
Blogger DPR said...

Jesse Sharkey married into the Carnival cruise family. He is not like 95% of teachers who actually need their jobs. He is just in it to play politics. Worst, I don't think the most teachers realize they're being used as pawns in some clown's side histle.

10/10/2019 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half the students from Mo Po HS in 022 live in the south suburbs.....They all have BS addresses or gramamas address. Whenever they were being processed they would give their real address say in Cal Park. Then I would ask how can you be a CPS student? then the proverbial "Huh"?

10/10/2019 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What a total scumbag group the CTU is! Strong arming and threatening everyone demanding all kinds of BS! It sure appears the CTU is attempting to make Lightfoot look foolish and probably because they wanted preckwinkle. Lightfoot needs to put an end to this terrible union once and for all. If they strike order them back to work or be FIRED! I bet 75% if not more will come back to work. There’s no where else for them to go for work and they will piss away they’re entire careers. Doing this could solve a huge portion of the cities financial crisis.The deal Lightfoot offered them is very generous. They should take it

10/10/2019 01:42:00 AM

Read many posts where they say we should fire all the teachers this should be done immediately, the mayor could really stand strong for the taxpayers for the citizens of Chicago enough of this organization with their bullshit I agree order them to come back to work or they be fired simple as that. When is enough enough they are embarrassing the mayor that’s exactly what they are doing why don’t they have a no strike clause in their contract? So many of them live outside of the city anyway in violation of the contract using city addresses why not set up a unit with enough people To investigate this? Look at all we could terminate immediately it’s ridiculous they violate everything just like a communist organization. Now they want this why don’t they open their homes for all the homeless children they are a bunch of liars.

Mayor take a stand you were elected to take the stand to stick up for the people you say you’re a fighter don’t be a coward and get into these idiots. Let them strike Like many posts have said get rid of all of them go back to work or you’re fired simple as that when is enough enough and then you say mayor that they will get paid at the end for all days that I miss that as an incentive to stay off another vacation ridiculous how can this be they didn’t vote for you anyway they went for the Tonithey are embarrassing you and embarrassing the citizens of the city of Chicago. They gave Tony millions and millions of dollars and she lost which is a great day for the city of Chicago only thing better is to get rid of her completely along with her aid the states attorney who has caused so much despair.

Just like the old Nike adage just do it thank you Mayor if you stand up to those people if not you will be a coward just like the rest

10/10/2019 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why we need vouchers.

10/10/2019 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

build dorm rooms across the city for the “ homeless” students. And to prevent problems, have Sharkey, Gates, and the rest of the union bigshots move into each building as a role model

nice idea but you heard only a portion of sexual assault cases this would cause it to skyrocket

10/10/2019 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers in Illinois don't have to pass basic teaching level skills, thanks JB.

10/10/2019 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTU - Bringing you Communism on a grand scale! Now I understand why they wear Red!

10/10/2019 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't have to go to Russia. Russia came to Chicago.

Common sense would say you go for what you can get. "Affordable hosing" (not a typo)
folks can fend for themselves.


NOT ILLINOIS. NOT LAW.

10/10/2019 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Union officials also noted that other groups of public employees in Chicago, like police officers and firefighters, receive housing subsidies.

yeah, it was like 5K or 7K for down pymnt? but the stipulation was it had to be in either the poor, crime ridden area you worked or just a poor crime ridden neighborhood AND YOU HAD TO LIVE THERE AS YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE (hahaha teachers in violation of residency rules') allegedly)

10/10/2019 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry guys, next they'll be asking for police protection. Lol

10/10/2019 07:43:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

When you finally teach the little mongrels to read, then start talking about housing.

10/10/2019 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Communist
Teachers
Union

Eh, Comrade!

10/10/2019 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Groot, these teachers need to suffer. Start downsizing schools and CTU staff based on the declining population.

By the way, despite the propaganda that benefits both the CTU and elected officials, overall, CPS is horrible
at educating the children of Chicago.

10/10/2019 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightfoot will cave in to the people and folks because she needs their votes to continue her socialist attack on the taxpaying citizens of Chicago. She knows she can raise taxpayers property taxes to give things to the free shit army. That’s all that matters to her.

10/10/2019 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doncha' love these commie bastards? They got all the answers. How about leaving politics and PC nonsense out of the classroom?

10/10/2019 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little secret is that if you claim to be homeless then you don't have to abide by the district boundaries. i.e. i like this school better but live somehwere else... now I'm "homeless" and they have to take me.

10/10/2019 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over 17,000 homeless students! Where the fu@k do they come up with that number? Does anyone with some common sense know or have an understanding of what over 17,000 students looks like? Tie that in with the alleged tens of thousands of homeless adults and the homeless should be living by the dozens on each and every block of the city. That would mean no one could walk down ANY given street without running into scores of homeless people. IS THERE A PROBLEM? Yes, but not to these over inflated extremes. They will do and say anything to grab a headline and steal money for human services, while deflecting attention to the truth of the matter and focus on real solutions. In the meantime the plan is line their pockets with the tax money and brag how so utterly caring and important they are. Chicago deserves the problems the liberal created.

10/10/2019 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I reading this right. We are now talking about their housing? What about once a year all expenses paid to Disneyland to unwind. And if they don’t get it, it’s because your racist. Remember it’s all about the childrens.

10/10/2019 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one case where i hope lightloafer orders them back to work or fire them. I’m pretty sure there’s lots of unemployed teachers that will fill the void. Greedy MF’s

10/10/2019 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teacher's are out of hand.
I saw a couple of supporters for them on this blog a few days back.
I get it, if you're married to one, or have a close relative or maybe neighbor whose a teacher. The implicit bias there is understandable. But, for any other copper to see these greedy fuckers with a %16 raise on the table, knowing the city is broke, supporting them, I just can't understand.
I read the average teacher will be over 90 K, if they accept the offer.
By the way, keep in my, the CTU endorsed Toni Preckwinkle in the mayoral race. I'm fairly sure she's somewhere in the back ground, pulling CTU strings.

10/10/2019 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori it is a simple solution order them all back to work immediately the first day they strike and if they refuse fire them I would bet strongly that the social justice warriors the so-called teachers who are overpaid by a huge margin would march right back in probably as much as 80% also put in their contract a no strike clause if they come back and if they don’t start all over again the kids could be out of school maybe a month or so maybe two months maximum we have a brand new school system brand new teachers also fire all of the top of the Chicago public schools get rid of all them assholes all out on that sexual assaults to occur and none of them were fired

10/10/2019 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fine. Since you brought it up. The teachers get a 5% raise over 5 years. The additional 11% is diverted to fund homeless in Chicago.
Until homelessness is eradicated in Chicago the teachers will give up all raises.

10/10/2019 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTU has gone off the rails. They have lost all credibility.

10/10/2019 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

17,000 kids homeless, NO they just live outside the district.

10/10/2019 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

17,000 homeless students?

If some of the 40,000 teachers would open their hearts and homes the problem would be solved.

10/10/2019 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That number is self reported to CPS. If you fit into one of their categories, you get enrolled in a program where all fees are waived, you get free meals, uniforms, tutoring, school supplies, medical care, etc. All good for the homeless student, but a real incentive to lie about your situation.

Also, the homeless count includes children and youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason (referred to as “doubled-up“)

So, if you move in with a relative to help you with your kids while you work, your kids are counted. If you move in with a friend as a roommate to save money, your kids are counted. If you move out due to a divorce, your kids are counted.

10/10/2019 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way overpaid babysitters!

10/10/2019 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think of the homeless children, you heartless bastards. Chicago needs to embrace the downtrodden if it wants to remain a Sanctuary instead of a Sanitarium.

Build tall buildings with affordable apartments. Put parks and courtyards for the residents to gather. We could name them after great Americans: Ida Wells, Robert Taylor, Henry Hornet and Julia Lathrop.

There would be Good Times and things would be: Dyna-mite!

10/10/2019 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Social Justice Warriors running amok, instead of teaching. This particular issue is so far out of their lane CDOT put up barricades to keep them off the shoulder! This is not an item subject to collective bargaining, and CTU might well push CPS into filing an unfair labor practice complaint for their shenanigans. What's next...unicorns in every school???

10/10/2019 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharkey fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on his way down. What a douchebag.

10/10/2019 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting write up on the CTU president. Not doing too shabby for a socialist.

https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/ctu-boss-talks-working-man-lives-wealthiest-1-percent

10/10/2019 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wife is a retired CPS teacher. Unless Something drastic changed in the last 2 years I call bullshit on the 17,000 number. She worked at one of the "better" schools. If a parent claimed to be homeless the child was admitted to the school no questions asked or allowed.

10/10/2019 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 17k "homeless" students are part of the large contingent of students invading CPS from the suburbs from homes who don't pay property taxes that subsidize the cost of their education. The school administrations will tolerate these students as long as they don't cause problems because each one is government subsidized and the schools don't want to lose that $$ (another reason why a CPS education costs upwards of $13-14k/student).

10/10/2019 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the collective bargaining agreement only covered wage issues?

10/10/2019 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They might be on to something.
How about property tax subsidies for all municipal employees?
If you own and maintain property in Chiraq AND you are REQUIRED to live in Chiraq, you will get a contractually protected property tax subsidy.

10/10/2019 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read Kass in today's Tribune. He has a great answer for the CTU if they strike. Sharkey and his socialist ways.

10/10/2019 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shattered dreams quick Lori order them all they strike all subject to immediate termination enough is enough:

Dreams of championships could be put on hold for high school athletes if CPS teachers go on strike
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-cps-strike-sports-20191009-qdjpq35jjbg5tdn2i4cbqm7zru-story.html

Ask them to take in all the “homeless children,” and their families toughen up Lori your showing extreme weakness let’s go fire and hire new savings to taxpayers would be billions and the children would get new teachers that’s winning!!

10/10/2019 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the police should add to their contract demands bigger jails and no bond?

10/10/2019 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Yeah, the Chinese have the same problem right???

10/10/2019 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ctu is a political action committee, not a union.

10/10/2019 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger PB said...

Time to fire them all and replace with lower paid, but better teachers and administrators. Cap salary across all school employees at $100k and pension at $70k starting at SS retirement age. If you want more retirement money or want to retire early, save your own damn money!

10/10/2019 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CTU can go suck a large bag of Johnson bars.

10/10/2019 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line. Affordable housing should not have even been brought or discussed in contract negotiating. What’s next?

10/10/2019 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the CTU should open Courtesy Exchanges in the hood. They can help the disenfranchised cash their crazy money checks

10/10/2019 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey they got Groot by the balls they can demand she harnass the moon and she would do it.

10/10/2019 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found out Sharkey suffered some childhood trauma he he lost all muscle control in his face. That's why he talks like a sock puppet.

10/10/2019 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So because 17,000 CPS students are homeless, they want the city to help new teachers and support staff buy homes. That doesn’t make sense. The students are homeless, not the teachers. Why would my tax dollars go towards buying a teacher a home? Of course I mean outside of their salary. this is like us saying “the crime rate is too high, the citizens of the west side need to feel safe, therefore the city should purchase every Chicago cop a new security system”. One has nothing to do with the other. Just a word salad by the CTU.

Secondly. They’re trying to use their legally binding contract with the city to enforce their progressive ideology on the entire city. It’s a brilliant idea, and one that should be shot down at all costs because of how dangerous it is. So the city will have to build so many units of affordable housing because of the teachers contract. Or next time around they’ll ask for in the teachers contract for a $20/hr minimum wage for all People working within Chicago. Or the city has to provide healthcare for all residents because it’s in the CTU contract. From a SJW point of view it’s a brilliant strategy, but it’s super dangerous. This is overreach of unbelievable proportions. They’re trying to enact city wide law through their contract. How about in our contract we negotiate for taking away the CTUs ability to strike. Lightfeets might be down for that one. Sorry CTU, you can’t strike, it’s in the FOP contract. No one should support them in their strike. Ridicule them as you drive by when you see them protesting in the streets outside of the schools. They’re a complete embarrassment.

10/10/2019 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate Lightfoot. I think she is a complete fucking goof. But I hope she stands strong on this one. Let them strike, let them strike all year long. Every week they strike, the offer of a pay raise drops another 1%. Put out commercials about how unreasonable they are, about how they’re refusing to sign a contract because of stipulations having nothing to do with teachers. Run a whole campaign against them. Her initial offers were already way too generous and should’ve never been that much. But if she stands strong on this and tells the CTU to beat feet, she’s get a little tip of the cap from me, then we can go back to hating each other.

10/10/2019 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in the city send my children to private school. I hope CTU strikes. I hope they’re off work all year. Let’s see how long they will last with no money or benefits they will turn against each other like piranhas.

10/10/2019 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

File the lawsuit against "residency" NOW........Then send the contract to arbitration

10/10/2019 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about residency for all cps members. Principals and certain teachers don't have to reside in the city.

10/10/2019 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of those homeless numbers are bullshit, It's just a loophole for the scumb bag parent don't have to pay fees. Give me Give me Free lunch,breakfast,shots, dental, hearing tests, supplies.

10/10/2019 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They had the teacher next door program (and officer next door program). Good luck actually getting a house, it has to be a fha house, with no bids at the auction, and in one of the worst census tracks in the city. During the housing boom, few meeting the fha foreclosure criteria with no bids at the auction were impossible to find. A dem. program in name only.

10/10/2019 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preckwinkle’s proposed $6.18 billion budget, which establishes the spending priorities of the county, marks an increase of roughly $260 million compared with last year’s proposal. Much of the money, $2.8 billion, goes to the county’s health and hospital system, which covers health care costs for lower-income, uninsured and underinsured residents.

Ummm. Whatever happened to Obamacare, you know, the mandatory health insurance?
2800000000.00 for health care? Just in this county? That's almost 1/2 the county budget.

10/10/2019 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger neilgoldman said...

Strike! Strike! Strike!

10/10/2019 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happes in Communist Chicago stays in Communist Chicago,...Not.

10/10/2019 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago public school= our re education camps.

10/10/2019 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close all schools and have their parent(?) home school them !!!

10/10/2019 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we get our pensions stuck up our ass didn’t Lori go to Springfield and try for this for us CPD:

Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposes consolidation of suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-police-fire-pension-consolidation-20191010-64xwtvux25guvkecfcl3he5y3i-story.html

Thanks jb fuck Cpd right?

10/10/2019 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Its always been for the kids..."











We Are All Replaceable

10/10/2019 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them strike half of them can teach a dog to sit let alone teach a child.

10/10/2019 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A pension consolidation task force Thursday released a report that recommends the state combine roughly 650 suburban and Downstate police and fire pension funds to try to increase efficiency and lower costs — while also increasing pension benefits.

And while many cheered movement on a huge problem, not all are on board, including the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police. The organization was blunt in its response, saying the state has a “worst in the nation” track record of managing public pensions, which they called a “cause for concern among working and retired law enforcement officers.”

The report argues that the funds are largely falling behind in meeting their minimum required investment rates of return, and should be consolidated to achieve substantially higher returns and to save taxpayers more than $160 million on an annual basis. It’s a plan local governments have been pushing for years — and one that would require legislation as soon as possible to get it running.

It’s just one piece of the puzzle to fix a statewide pension mess, which also includes $134 billion in unfunded liabilities from five statewide public pension funds and Chicago’s $28 billion in four of the city’s own funds.

The task force — led by Deputy Gov. Dan Hynes — recommends consolidating the pension plans under two new statewide funds — one for police and one for fire. As separate plans, each would have its own board in charge of its own personnel and asset management decisions, and each would remain separate from the assets of other statewide pension systems.

In forming the task force in February, the governor’s office argued that the $355 billion in accrued liabilities from the state’s pension funds are placing increased pressure on local governments and the state, driving up property taxes and crowding out funding for public services. Of the state’s 667 separate public pension funds, 656 are suburban and Downstate police and fire pension funds regulated by the Illinois Pension Code.

Maybe when Jaba the Hut gets his little sausage fingers on all these new fresh funds, he can provide some of that low income housing.

Keep voting democrats, they are great until the spend all of your hard earned money.

10/10/2019 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kevin push away from the buffet table plenty to eat how about you?

Minneapolis police union boss hits back at mayor ahead of Trump rally
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/minneapolis-police-union-boss-hits-back-at-mayor-during-rally

Stand up to little Lori don’t be scared she’s against law enforcement and President Trump! Crickets::

10/10/2019 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharkey is married to Richard Fain's daughter. Fain is the CEO of Royal Caribbean and pretty close to a billionaire. Interesting that the Pritzker family owns a big chunk of Royal Caribbean.

10/10/2019 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How man CPS students are illegals (kids brought in) or anchor babies born with one or both parents not being citizens? Thanks to birthright citizenship, an anchor baby is a citizen but still I want those stats and data points. Chicago has a right to know.

17k homeless students? I doubt that number is what the CTU claims; higher or lower.

10/10/2019 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My solution? Teach the army of 17000 how to build homes.

Then they will have homes and they also learned skills/lesson along the journey.

10/10/2019 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING that our students and schools deserve, in writing, includes:

Place full-time librarians, counselors, clinicians, psychologists, social workers and nurses in every school
Make sure all students get special education services they are entitled to by law
Hire special education teachers, case managers and paraprofessionals
Maintain real class size limits
Give us the freedom to plan, grade & be professionals on our teacher preps (the limited time during the day when we don’t have students in front of us)
Establish true restorative justice programs in schools
Take police officers out of schools
Make all schools sanctuary schools
Provide mental health services for all students and staff

10/11/2019 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they German away with it because " it is for the kids" crap.

10/11/2019 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, some of the best schools that produce high level achievers don’t have the staff you want. And the product you people put out is ? How about put up some guarantees ? You know show us what the teachers are capable of across the city, or stop demanding for piss poor results. Let’s start with a no strike clause.

10/11/2019 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sharkey is married to Richard Fain's daughter. Fain is the CEO of Royal Caribbean and pretty close to a billionaire. Interesting that the Pritzker family owns a big chunk of Royal Caribbean.

10/10/2019 10:25:00 PM

They can pull a huge cruise ship up along the lakefront to house the homeless students.

10/11/2019 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the teachers usually get what they want, then why won’t they go for lifting residency WITH a property tax credit if you choose to stay in the City after residency is lifted? Like L.A.?

10/11/2019 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I will take care when I miss her goodbye..."

So will I.

10/11/2019 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strike , Strike , Strike you commie bitches. Wait...... You don't have the balls to carry out a long term strike!
I hope these greedy CTU members strike until they are forced to have GoFundMe solicitations to buy groceries.

10/11/2019 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Kevin push away from the buffet table plenty to eat how about you?

Minneapolis police union boss hits back at mayor ahead of Trump rally
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/minneapolis-police-union-boss-hits-back-at-mayor-during-rally

Stand up to little Lori don’t be scared she’s against law enforcement and President Trump! Crickets::

10/10/2019 10:03:00 PM

The difference is Trump hasn’t come to Chicago and won’t be. So what exactly do you want Graham to tell Lightfoot regarding trump you goof?

10/11/2019 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Minneapolis police union boss hits back at mayor ahead of Trump rally
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/minneapolis-police-union-boss-hits-back-at-mayor-during-rally

Typical. Mayor wants Trump to pay for the police and city expenses at his rally, but doesn’t want the money from other rally’s. Certain organizations and political rally’s get a freebee others have to pay. Sounds familar

10/11/2019 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please please please fire any teachers that walk off the job! The city needs to put the CTU mobsters down. Otherwise they will do this to the city over and over with no end in sight. Jesse Snakey is trying to embarrass Lightfoot and play politics. We need to start from scratch.

10/11/2019 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
File the lawsuit against "residency" NOW........Then send the contract to arbitration

Get over the residency. You can’t win on a lawsuit. Been tried and failed. With the juice of the CTU m, number of employees, sentiment towards teachers, don’t you think they would have filed a lawsuit against residency. A lawyer could make plenty of money if he could win the residency , so why aren’t they lining up to file the lawsuit

10/11/2019 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please please please fire any teachers that walk off the job! The city needs to put the CTU mobsters down. Otherwise they will do this to the city over and over with no end in sight. Jesse Snakey is trying to embarrass Lightfoot and play politics. We need to start from scratch.

10/11/2019 02:45:00 PM
This is so correct if Lori stood up to these SJW urban terrorists that threaten the well being of "the children," fire every last 1 of them,how about also investigating and terminating all of them living in the suburbs using city addresses? Why not no strike on their extremely overpaid contracts? At least get this at a minimum. The days of support from the public for these morons is over, hope they get terminated quickly,watch and see how many then beg to keep that gig for 7 months that they work!

10/11/2019 06:19:00 PM  
Blogger Rahm's Missing Finger said...

Fire teachers??? Have you guys lost your minds? You do understand that a four year degree and specific certifications are required to be a CPS teacher. You do understand that anyone in a classroom of diverse learners has to have additional certifications to write the IEP's. You see, the legal paperwork is something that gets no media attention, but it drives out most teachers who quit the profession after a few years. The paperwork for each student is unbelievable-- ask anyone who has ever had to actually do it.

You think Lightfoot can find 25,000 people with these specific certifications in a few weeks??? LOL... Enjoy trying to control 350,000 kids on the street and 10,000 teachers tying up traffic downtown. The CTU is everything YOU WISH the FOP was... now get your nose off the storefront window and get ready for some overtime.

10/11/2019 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gawd these Teachers make me nauseous..

10/12/2019 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PB said...
Time to fire them all and replace with lower paid, but better teachers and administrators. Cap salary across all school employees at $100k and pension at $70k starting at SS retirement age. If you want more retirement money or want to retire early, save your own damn money!

10/10/2019 10:52:00 AM

A-----Men

10/12/2019 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Most of these teachers are communist-loving,America-hating,uneducated and lazy.

10/10/2019 12:26:00 AM

NO Doubt.

10/12/2019 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were all homeless too, until we bought our first houses....

10/12/2019 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the fool that thinks its time to fire teachers with lower-paid teachers...Lets apply this to you...I'm sure you will be ok with you getting fired and replaced with a lower-paid worker.

10/12/2019 08:39:00 PM  

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