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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 08:57 PM
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42. Teachers' union filed a lawsuit against school board on Friday.

"The Chicago Teachers Union on Friday filed a unfair labor lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Board of Education, claiming that the board has coerced and bribed schools into lengthening their instructional day by 90 minutes.

The lawsuit, as reported by NBC Chicago, also claims Chicago Public Schools threatened to shutter schools where teachers did not approve the longer day and interrogated and intimidated teachers concerning their union activities, among other allegations.

The lawsuit arrives on the heels of a fourth CPS elementary school -- Benjamin Mays in Englewood -- voting Thursday to waive the union's existing contract with the school system and add 90 minutes to their workday beginning in January. In exchange, the school will receive $75,000 in discretionary funding and its teachers will be given a lump sum payment roughly equal to a 2 percent salary increase."

Yep, bribery is a good word. If that doesn't work, they try intimidation.

Pretty sorry stuff for a Democratic mayor to be pushing.

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