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Chicago Teachers Union thumbs nose at proposed 20% raise

ole47 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:31 AM
Increase in work hours? The district is offering to raise their pay propotionately to work 183 days next year instead of 180? Yeah, that calls for retribution - no doubt about that!! Let's go out on strike and cost the school system 10 times that before we even agree to start talking about it - typical thug attitude.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 7:49 PM
Except according to Obama and Geithner there is no inflation so they should be getting a 0% inflation increase.
oldervoter68 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 4:01 PM
Read the news. SS recipents are told year after year these is no inflation, therefore no COLA and these teachers want 30% for "working" a few extra hours/year. Ah well, I suppose they think when the School Dist files for bankruptcy, Uncle Obama will step in.
Tired in Texas Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 12:07 PM
"2% raise for working 20% more"? For increasing their work YEAR from 180 to 183 days, my figure comes out to 0.98%. So the school board is actually offering them twice what they are actually worth.

Why doesn't the school board just let the contract expire, then make one of the conditions of hiring new teachers that they sign an agreement saying they are not members of any teachers' union and will not join a teachers' union for the duration of their employment.

Remember when Ronald Reagan was threatened with the air traffic controllers' strike. He told them if they went on strike, he would fire them all. And those who went on strike were fired.
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...