posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 10:34 PM
This is horrible horrible news, it looks like the Chicago Teachers Union and the city of Chicago couldnt come to an agreement with their contract
negotiations and word just broke here in Chicago that the union will be going on strike at midnight tonight 9/9/2012.... So that means 30,000 teachers
wont be going to work tomorrow and over 400,000 students wont be learning anything... To say this is horrible would be an understatement...
"Negotiations have been intense but productive, but we have failed to reach an agreement that would prevent a labor strike," Chicago Teachers
Union President Karen Lewis told reporters late Sunday night.
The looming strike in the nation's third largest school system -- the first in 25 years -- will affect nearly 700 schools and about 400,000
students, including some from neighborhoods struggling with crime and gang problems. The union itself has about 30,000 members.
I was watching Sunday night football it was 3rd quarter and across the screen popped up Special News, I already had a feeling it was bad news, sadly,
i was right...
What really worries me is knowing about the crime wave going on in the south-west sides of the city where these kids need a break from the streets and
could use some definite time in the classroom...
This strike has to be resolved sooner than later, but it seems like it could be later with both sides standing tough with this negotiation.
And this last part is a little off topic, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to get his a$$ to these negotiations and stop following Obama around at the DNC
functions, the city of Chicago needs him, these children need him, they need their mayor to do his job resolving these issues...
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