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Chicago Teachers Union thumbs nose at proposed 20% raise

mathnerd Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 11:42 AM
Proportional pay raise??? The 4% inflation raise that was in the contract was taken away because there was no money, now they have it to give them a 2% raise for working 20% more. Yes, all very proportional and logically. Why are all the teachers who actually do something and are useful supposed to take pay cuts when administration is not. Starting salary of an assistant principal in 104,000 and principal is roughly 140,000. Some schools have 3+ asst principals. Then those useless coaches that come in and do nothing for the teachers are making 80k for uploading stuff to the net and observing teachers for 45 minutes. I am not even going to talk about the amount of money the superintendent and CEO and all the other useless people make.

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...