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

James____Tx Wrote: Jun 07, 2012 10:56 PM
Looking at the way you are being paid it seems to me your union is not doing a very good job of protecting your interest. Corruption maybe, and the teachers at the bottom of the ladder pays the price. What would be wrong with decentralized schools competing.

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...