Sunday, September 9, 2012
It's just been announced that negotiations between Chicago teachers and the school board have broken down and the teachers will go on strike on Monday. I'm not up on the details of the negotiations--which seems to have turned sour when the mayor rescinded a previously negotiated raise--but I predict that the union is going to lose the PR battle on this one. Some of the announced raise demands (now 19% in first year the schools' latest offer is 4% increases over the next four years), for instance, is not going to play well in this economy no matter what the details are. Stay tuned.