Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gusty winds today in Chicago. Strike fever is in the air. | Fred Klonsky

Gusty winds today in Chicago. Strike fever is in the air. | Fred Klonsky:

Gusty winds today in Chicago. Strike fever is in the air.

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The educators at Aspira announced plan to strike on March 17 if a  not reached before!
We are getting 50 mile an hour wind gusts in Chicago today.
The sky is blue. The air is clear.
And strike talk is all in the air.
If a deal isn’t worked out my March 17th teachers at the Chicago Aspira charter network will walk. If they do they will be the first union strike at a charter school anywhere.
Chicago is ground zero for charter school union organizing.
The ASPIRA charter network includes about 100 teachers and 1,500 predominantly low-income Latino students within three high schools and one middle school across the city. Last month, 92 of the union’s 93 participating bargaining unit members voted to authorize a strike. The teachers’ three-year contract expired last June.
Meanwhile the aldermen who make up the Chicago City Council’s Progressive Caucus (Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers will have Progressive Caucus member Alderman Sue Sadlowski Garza on the show for a full hour Friday at 11AM. 105.5 FM at LumpenRadio.com) has  voiced support for the union organizing efforts at the Noble Network of charter schools.
The council’s Progressive Reform Caucus said it “supports the efforts of all teachers to organize and to bargain collectively, to improve their working conditions and the Gusty winds today in Chicago. Strike fever is in the air. | Fred Klonsky:

“And so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care. They’ve got to make those decisions themselves.” – Congressman Jason Chaffetz

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