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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 08:15 PM

CTU: Nearly 90 percent of teachers vote to authorize strike

Source: chicago tribune

The Chicago Teachers Union says nearly 90 percent of its members have voted to authorize a strike, far more than the required 75 percent.


Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-ctu-chicago-teachers-vote-to-authorize-strike-20120611,0,827222.story



best of luck to ctu.

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Reply CTU: Nearly 90 percent of teachers vote to authorize strike (Original post)
mopinko Jun 2012 OP
iemitsu Jun 2012 #1
senseandsensibility Jun 2012 #2
iemitsu Jun 2012 #4
mopinko Jun 2012 #6
backtomn Jun 2012 #3
Brickbat Jun 2012 #5

Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 09:06 PM

1. good luck to the teachers.

strikes are not fun or easy. i hope they win everything they are asking for.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 09:46 PM

2. Good response.

Agreed.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:52 PM

4. my teacher's union and i went on strike this last fall.

the strike lasted two weeks. teachers received much support from students, parents and the community but corporate influences in demanding that teachers lose security in their jobs is strong.
i hope that these teachers are prepared for a battle.
they will get my support in any case.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:36 PM

6. the money is here. this is a battleground.

i was getting robocalls, and i don't even have a kid in the system any more.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 09:58 PM

3. Sounds like a line in the sand

They have not even heard the decision from the arbiter. I guess they were not expecting good news......or trying to influence the decision. Either way, it could get ugly.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:56 PM

5. Solidarity and good luck to them.

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