If you are in the Chicago area, be on the lookout for an upcoming hunger strike by the Chicago Teachers Union. The Chicago Teachers Union is calling on Chicago officials to increase funding to the Chicago Public Schools for teachers.
The Chicago Teachers Union is launching a hunger strike over pensions. They’ve been asking Illinois politicians to increase funding for the Chicago Public Schools because of the pension crisis. The union is asking for $2,000 every year for teachers while the state pays the other $1,650 of a $2,300 average salary.
The Chicago Public Schools is currently in a crisis because Chicago has over 1,300 schools that are not funded for the upcoming school year. The union, however, is asking for 2,000 yearly to prevent the schools from being closed. The average salary for teachers is $49,000. So while the teachers unions is asking for it, the Chicago Public Schools are in dire straits.
I’ve just heard the news that the Chicago Public Schools are asking for 2,000 teachers for Chicago to close schools. That’s a lot of money, but there is a lot of uncertainty about what to do with all the teachers who want to go to work in the schools. Chicago is desperate and the union is asking for it. I know that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is desperate and is asking for the same thing.
I know he is, because he’s also asking for another round of layoffs. But what he is saying is that the teachers who are not “on strike” are not teachers who can get to work. They are “on strike” just because they want to be.
This is a very bad idea. A lot of people have been fired or taken sick or fired or laid off or laid off or laid off or fired or laid off or laid off or fired because of this strike. And then the mayor and his union are saying “ok, these are the people who aren’t on strike. Let’s give them a break. Let’s give them a raise.” That is not giving them a break. That is giving them something they have a right to want.
A lot of teachers say this is the wrong time to strike, since they have kids. They are right. We need to support our teachers. They are our employees. But we all know what you do when you get to work, you dont say nothing. You stop by a desk and say nothing. It is a terrible thing.
The kids are on strike. Some of them are on strike. But this is not a strike. This is an action. This is a demonstration. This is a direct action. This is what people are doing. It is what they did. And they are not on strike for their salaries. This is a way to get them what they deserve.
The action is being peaceful, yet it is also clear that the teachers are not just talking to get support for their salaries. This is a way to get them what they deserve. They are not the only ones on strike. This is a protest. This is a strike. This is the whole point.
One of the key reasons that the teachers are striking is that they are fed up with the amount of money that’s being thrown around by the city. They have been fighting a battle against the city’s budget cuts for years now, and they’re not about to give up now. And, as anyone who’s ever been in a strike knows, they have been getting very little support from their union for the past few years. But, it doesn’t matter.