Chicago teachers union demanding 30% pay increase over two years

Because of abusive language, on-site comments have been removed. Please go to our Facebook page to comment on this story. That message appears at the bottom of Chicago Tribune article reporting that the CTU wants a 30% pay increase over the next two years, plus a reduction in class size, plus additional teachers, plus more time off for conferences and preparation. With all of those demands, and the state of the school system in Chicago, is it any wonder that there would be abusive language directed at these cretins? The Chicago Teachers Union is asking for raises amounting to 30 percent over the next two years, the opening salvo in heated contract negotiations with school officials who are implementing a longer school day across Chicago Public Schools next school year. Documents obtained by the Tribune show that in the face of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's expansion of the school day, the union has led with an offer seeking a 24 percent raise in the 2012-13 school year and a 5 percent...(Read Full Post)