Both sides have agreed to the appointment of a fact-finding panel that has 75 days to issue a report recommending terms for settlement of the labor contract.
Once that report is issued in the middle of July, the parties have 15 days to accept or reject the panel’s recommendation. If its rejected, the fact-finding panel can publish its recommendation. Thirty days after that, the union is free to strike.
via Chicago Tribune.
Things are heating up, the battle lines have been drawn. Everyone loves the teachers (who basically babysit their children all day,) but the cost is simply out of control. The union drives wage inflation which it turn drives tax inflation. So even though there are far fewer students than a few decades ago, the cost of educating these fewer student is considerably higher.
Chicago continues to slide into Gotham. A teachers strike could seal the deal.
The Chicago Teachers Union, and school employee unions in general, are pulling out all the stops to slow down a school choice and education reform movement that is bowling them over in numerous states and cities.
Bold reform efforts are being pushed by the likes of Republicans like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democrats like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It’s a bipartisan effort that has Big Labor on its heels.
In Chicago in particular, the teachers union is flailing to stop any meaningful reform it possibly can. In response to the move for a slightly longer school day, the union has demanded an astonishing 30% raise. For weeks, union leaders have been beating the war drums for a teachers’ strike, which could cripple the city. …
But perhaps the most remarkable accusation came when she said, “If charter schools were so good, why didn’t the white folks keep them for themselves?”
Just plain amazing. This is what CPS has teaching our children.
This is how brainwashed some people have become by CTU and it’s tactics. A sorry state of society where race politics superceeds student and parent choice. Troubling days ahead.