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Chicago Teachers Union thumbs nose at proposed 20% raise

jkendrik Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 12:55 PM
You could do this in Wisc, or in just about anywhere, but here we are talking about CHICAGO....the arm pit of America....

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...