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The Next Union Showdown: Teachers vs...Rahm Emanuel?

anonymous11981 Wrote: Jun 08, 2012 5:41 AM
How many staffers at the state level in teh IL dept. of education. In ohio, we have 20 pages of wages, benefits, etc.. why can't there be just a person for 3 grades with a computer... reads research every year updates it and filters it out to the counties for the locals to pickup and handle... there's more blasted staff at the top than there are counties.. and the federal dept. of edcuation.. how much does it take in, then give back.. it's all a slush fund and a total waste. really. You teachers upset should opt for this solution. then you'd have all the money you wanted and properly paid and your landowners would be happy too!!!!!

First, there was Chris Christie. Then, Scott Walker. And now...Rahmbo.

Yes, Mayor of Chicago and President Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is gearing up for a battle with the Chicago Teachers' Union, likely to come to a head this summer. And while he's Gov. Walker's political antithesis, Emanuel finds himself in the same sort of budgetary crisis as Walker's Wisconsin -- and staring at the very same solution: cutting costs in unionized areas of the public sector.

While he’s also working to implement cost cutting for firefighters and cops, Emanuel’s most prominent target is...