Monday, September 10, 2012

Teachers' unions strike -- no doubt for the good of the children

In yet another example of teachers' unions putting children and not personal interests first, Chicago's finest educators have gone on strike, the same day school was supposed to start.

School officials are falling back on contingency plans to open 144 of the system's schools for limited hours of operation, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school had offered teachers a 16 percent pay cut -- but that was apparently too low an amount to stomach. An estimated 25,000 union members reported instead to picketing duty, bright and early Monday morning.

In typical thug union fashion, they turned out in droves to do their "dance" for justice, fair pay and, no doubt while the pupils watched from school windows, fascist-inspired demands for special treatment for perceived self-importance.

Here's a good quote from the Chicago Tribune:

“I think people feel like they've been bullied, so they want to say, ‘OK, let's do this, let's dance,'” said Jay Rehak, a union delegate and veteran high school English teacher. “We know a strike is really going to be painful. People will be hurt on both sides. But in the end, it's like saying, ‘I'll be bloodied and you'll be bloodied, but at least you'll know not to bully me again.'”

Time to pull out the red sashes and don the red kerchiefs. The end of summer and return to school in Chicago certainly brings out the revolutionaries.

Read the full story here:,0,2062807.story,0,2062807.story

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