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Chicago teachers to strike after talks fail

There are 22 comments on the story from Sep 9, 2012, titled Chicago teachers to strike after talks fail. In it, reports that:

"We will be on the line," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said after emerging from all-day talks with district negotiators.

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Since: Oct 09

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#24 Sep 10, 2012
RustyS wrote:
ToManyLaws represents the true old union teacher. We need more money to educate children, however, the majority must go to pay me more. The working class is tired of more taxes to pay for teachers who already make $40-$85/hr plus benefits. 4 year degrees are a dime a dozen today. The very last thing he wants to see is someone looking up actual facts. It does explain his personal attacks. Most teachers do a great job and are very well paid for it. Fresh out of school first time teachers don’t make lots of money, neither does any other brand new professional. When you look at a $40/hr average in MN, that means the new staff is making less than that. Guys like ToMany make far more. If teachers like him came forward and said I’m making $90K plus benefits and need more, they would not get the salary sympathy they rely on.
I own a small business I am not a teacher. REST OF WHAT YOU POSTED IS ALSO LIES FROM A PILE OF NAZI FASCIST GOP TRASH.........

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#25 Sep 10, 2012
Not a teacher? Perhaps your husband?. Only a hardcore progressive would call taking tax dollars a small business. Either way, the best thing you can do is lobby for higher local property and sales taxes to give the teachers union a little help. Should be an easy sell in MN.

By the way, I'm not a Republican. I could be a fiscally conservative Democrat that is just tired of whiney ultra-progressives like yourself ruining the party.

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