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The Chicago Teachers Union vote to strike for the third time in seven years is a demand that Chicago taxpayers hand over more than $1.1 billion over three years.- their demands for 15% over three years and reductions in employee contributions to their health care plans. Salary demands and health insurance costs are typically part of contract negotiations. But CTU is also asking for more teachers and support staff, such as nurses and counselors,...CTU also wants the school district to help new teachers buy homes
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: JAGStorm
I understand everyone wanting to get what they believe is a fair share of the pot but Chicago and the whole state of Illinois is running on empty.
Their pensions are going to fail soon too.
The democrats have some serious financial issues to deal with.
originally posted by: usernameconspiracy
Teachers at the K-12 level in every city in this entire country are grossly underpaid. If it takes raising my property taxes to increase their pay where I live, I'm all for it.
After five years on the job, CPS teachers with bachelor’s degrees earn $61,831, the highest salary among teachers in this category in all of the 50 largest school districts in the country. Philadelphia comes in second place at $60,202, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland finishes third at $54,202. New York City pays teachers in this category $53,329, and in Milwaukee, these teachers make $46,085.
Now the older teachers who have over twenty years are making over sixty grand a year. And they do not want to retire, the pension increases every year so they hang on.
Isnt it kinda more important for the highest paid teachers to strike if the teachers pay scale has not risen?!?!
If Scott Bayo strikes, no one cares... Scott Bayo is a nobody who can’t find work..
If brad Pitt, will Smith, exc strike, the industry cares and maybe is forced to make concessions..
Also I think it is awfully telling that they did not include the average teachers salary...
originally posted by: toysforadults
Why would teachers needing more money to survive surprise any of you with the rate of inflation as it related to cost of living?
Do me a favor don't bring me government CPI as a counter argument because I will laugh at you.
originally posted by: SprocketUK
Being prepared to strike is how you get decent conditions.
It was the same with my old Union.
The bosses knew better than to try and stiff us over our pensions and pay rises.
It's surprising how many people don't see this simple truth.