The Chicago Teachers Union says internal polling shows there is support for a strike if contract talks with Chicago Public Schools break down.
A new state law requires the union to get approval from 75 percent of its members before a strike, leading many to question if the union could muster support for a walkout.
CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said members at several schools were polled.
“The preliminary results indicate that if a strike vote were held today, teachers in those schools would vote unanimously for a walkout,” Gadlin said.
via Chicago Tribune.
CTU’s voting block is just as out of touch as the Occupy Movement.
I wrote awhile back about how teachers are overpaid. Now they want a 30% raise over two years. Clueless or ambivalent to the financial state of affairs in this town, county, state, country.
I say go ahead and strike. Show the world what you’re really all about.