Thousands of public school teachers formed picket lines in Chicago on Monday and parents scrambled for child care during their first strike in a quarter century over reforms sought by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and endorsed by President Barack Obama’s administration” More of their greedy story: here
This is obscene. And a prime example of the selfish, greedy Union member.
Public (governemnt) school teachers work for the taxpayer. When they go on strike (which should be illegal if it’s not) they’re hitting the very people who pay their salaries. Chicago teachers are also among the highest paid teachers in the country, generally making over $75,000 a year. In my math, that’s darn good money — but evidently not enough for union members.
Chicago, which is almost always run and controlled by Democrats, is in a bad financial situation, struggling for cash and jobs as so much of the country is under Democrats leadership And all that was asked of these greedy teachers was a smaller price hike – not even a cut, and they voted 90% to strike. So much for being concerned about the children. These are also the same kids who tests scores are some of the worst in a nation of failing test scores.
Unions are outdated. They’re nothing more than mafia employing tactic groups. The ones in the public sector, those working for governemnt and being paid by taxpayers, have no right to strike just to full fill their greedy, financial desires.
All these striking teachers should all be fired and replaced with non union teacher. Someone has to tell the union blackmailers NO. Unfortunately, the good people of Chicago keep electing Democrats and end up in the same crooked hole decade after decade. I suppose they’re getting what they deserve — but are their children?
**Update: 09/11/12 And the whining continues with the typical distortions and intentional misrepresentation.
There is no “war on teachers by American politicians” — only politicians, taxpayers and America citizens unwilling and unable to keep funding the deep pockets of Unions and teachers who see taxpayer funded salaries as a never ending ‘golden goose’. Unions and it’s members who refuse to take a %10 increase and greedily demanded more, more and more of what doesn’t exist.
Chicago teachers, try educating and successfully graduation intelligent, well informed students before lining your deepening pockets. We can all ‘equally’ suffer. Isn’t that what Obama has ask?