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Chicago School Leaders Don’t Know How They’re Going to Pay for the New Contract!

Blair31 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 6:57 PM
Teachers' unions should be decertified. That's what Reagan did to PATCO in 1980.
Kibitzer Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:12 PM
Federal employee unions are not allowed to negotiate on wages or benefits. Many states (particularly BLUE states) have no such restrictions on their employee unions, and this leads to the situations that we now see around the country where cities and states are basically bankrupt due to the corrupt feedback of campaign money from the unions to the politicians that promise them unaffordable pay and benefits.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 9:52 PM
Well, if the strike was illegal that could have happened.
Know your history.
The successful business leaders that sit on the Chicago Board of Education must have checked their brains at the door when they went into the negotiating room with the teachers union. How else could they possibly negotiate a contract that the school district can’t possibly afford?

Truth be told, if board member Penny Pritzker’s Hyatt Hotels operated that way, they’d be out of business. But, alas, this is government. They strike deals with unions and figure out how taxpayers will fund it later.

Reuters tells us:

“Chicago public school teachers returned to...