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Chicago Teachers Union thumbs nose at proposed 20% raise

cfield Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 6:37 PM
Some teachers are corrupt. Here in Wisconsin we discovered just how corrupt when stories of leftist and union indoctrination started coming out during the mother of all political battles here over Walker's collective bargaining reforms. MOST kids in ANY demographic do NOT end up serving our country. The total percentage of people in the military since the draft ended is MUCH smaller than that.

The Chicago Teachers Union made headlines a few months ago when it was revealed that the union was demanding a 30 percent raise in its new contract proposal.

Such an enormous raise – regardless of the supposed justification – would be unthinkable in a district with a $665 million budget deficit and a 9.8 percent unemployment rate.

The school board countered with an offer of a two percent raise, which would still be a burden on the district’s overstretched budget.

As a result, both the CTU and Chicago Public Schools requested an “independent” fact finder to look at...