You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #42: Teachers' union filed a lawsuit against school board on Friday. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 08:57 PM
Response to Original message
42. Teachers' union filed a lawsuit against school board on Friday.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/09/chicago-teache...

"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.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC