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Chicago Teachers Union strike ends
The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 09/18/2012 4:00:55 PM PDT by Uncle Chip

The Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike Tuesday, concluding an episode that put President Obama in a bind between siding with a major labor union in his hometown and Rahm Emanuel, his former chief of staff and the current mayor of Chicago.

The strike's end means at least 350,000 students who had not been attending Chicago public schools for a week will return to the classroom.

The end of the strike came Tuesday afternoon after the Teachers Union's House of Delegates voted to end the dispute and accept a contract offered by the city.

Even before the union went on strike Emanuel had been working to try and find an agreement over a number of sticking points concerning pay and job security for teachers in schools that could close soon.

Nationally, the strike received attention for its location in Obama's hometown with, on one side, a labor union, a key voting bloc for the president, and Emanuel, a former top aide and a key member of Obama's reelection campaign, on the other side.

Mitt Romney also sought to use the strike to attack Obama. On the first day of the strike the Republican presidential nominee issued a blistering statement saying Obama clearly sided with unions and against the interest of students and families.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: chicago; rahmemmanuel; strike; teachers
They did it "for the children".
1 posted on 09/18/2012 4:01:02 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
The unions accepted the contract offered by the city.

They buckled...

2 posted on 09/18/2012 4:05:46 PM PDT by sargon
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To: Uncle Chip

I guess they were afraid of the judge?


3 posted on 09/18/2012 4:07:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 49 days away.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yawn


4 posted on 09/18/2012 4:16:28 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms.)
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To: Uncle Chip
They did it "for the children".

Yep, 0bama and the Wookie.

5 posted on 09/18/2012 4:18:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Uncle Chip

Someone from the State Finance Office probably whispered in Karen Lewis’ ear “ Illinois is BROKE. Take what they offered.”

Can’t wait to hear em bitch about the week they will need to make up.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Uncle Chip

Don’t kid yourself...They did it for Obama....just like nice little minions....overpaid mooches.....


7 posted on 09/18/2012 4:22:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Uncle Chip
concluding an episode that put President Obama in a bind between siding with a major labor union in his hometown and Rahm Emanuel, his former chief of staff and the current mayor of Chicago.

As opposed to the 350,000 students and their parents. It was between his supporters, screw the students and their families. Just like Obama's reaction to the 4 murders in Lybia... Obama called it a tough day. Or the people who claimed the SEAL raid on Bin Laden was risky... For the President!

Everything is always about him.

Mark

8 posted on 09/18/2012 4:26:13 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: sargon

Not really. The contract offered was a cave-in by Emmanuel. What was going on was that the more radical union members thought Emmanuel ought to cave some more. What a bunch of tools.

Wiser heads (??????) in the union convinced the idiots that a cave-in-the-hand was worth three caves in the bush.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 4:38:33 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: sargon

And the upshot is that the taxpayers got screwed again.

This is not news.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 4:39:27 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Uncle Chip
Poor kids, the ignorant fat pig “teachers” with double digit IQs are coming back to indoctrinate them them into permanent stupidity, mediocrity, and dependence.
11 posted on 09/18/2012 4:46:10 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Uncle Chip
The whole thing was a setup for Obama to ride in on his white horse and save the day, but Rush called him on it on Day One and neutered it.
12 posted on 09/18/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Chalk another one up for the good guys. The commie union piggies are having a tough year. ROTFL!!!


13 posted on 09/18/2012 4:47:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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To: EGPWS

“Yep, 0bama and the Wookie.”

That’s president Jarjar and First Yeti.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Houghton M.
I heard before the weekend that the offer was 16% payraise over 4 years and student tests making up 40% of teacher evaluations.

After weekend negotiations the contract on the table was 7% payraise over 4 years and student tests making up 30% of teacher evaluations.

I think the teachers saw the writing on the blackboard and the uselessness of further negotiations.

15 posted on 09/18/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Horrible reporting. Not one word about the terms of the settlement.

And if the terms were not available, the article writer should have said so.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 5:05:31 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“The whole thing was a setup for Obama to ride in on his white horse and save the day, but Rush called him on it on Day One and neutered it. “

EXACTOMUNDO!


17 posted on 09/18/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Uncle Chip

Now Rahm, close some of those non-productive schools and throw those teachers into the unemployment line. Serves those leeches right.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 5:22:29 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: wetgundog

Before the strike started I read that they were closing 120 schools or 20% of Chicago’s 600 schools and they were opening up 60 Magnet Schools staffed with non-union teachers.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 5:46:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Artie
the union got most of what they wanted....don't worry too much about them....

now, they'll proably have to start closing schools down to save money elsewhere......you know those teachers....they always do things for the "kids"...

20 posted on 09/18/2012 5:50:47 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Uncle Chip

The contract accepted was 17% pay raise over four years. You were the victim of a typo.

Emmanuel caved.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 3:48:02 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Houghton M.

Add me to that long list of victims of the Chicago mob.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 4:53:45 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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