Union Briefs for Fri., March 22, 2013: No Justice, No Peace? Vegas PD makes arrests, tourists get peace
For some, getting arrested at a union protest is a badge of honor–something to make Uncle Saul proud.
In Sin City, union protesters engaged in “civil disobedience” by blocking the Vegas strip in order to protest failed negotiations earned their activist merit badges on Wednesday by getting themselves arrested.
It’s Friday, and here are your Union Briefs…
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Are Socialists Now Calling the Shots In The Chicago Teachers Strike? #CTUStrike
As the Chicago Teachers Union strike enters its second week of putting 400,000 Chicago kids on the streets, an interesting article in the Chicago Tribune indicates that CTU boss Karen Lewis may have lost control of her union: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and the union’s other top brass have spent months fueling their membership’s anger through street marches, meeting sit-ins and hostile rhetoric | Read More »
Doublecross! Chicago Teachers Continue To Hold Students & Parents Hostage For Second Week #CTUStrike
On Sunday, after abandoning their classrooms for the picket lines and putting 400,000 of Chicago’s schoolkids on the streets for a week, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis and her 800-member House of Delegates voted to reject a deal reached only days earlier, keeping 26,000 teachers on the streets and forcing Chicago parents to scramble with childcare issues or miss work for a second week in a | Read More »
[monotone] Bad Mayor Emanuel. Bad.
No biscuit: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says Mayor Rahm Emanuel “exploded” at her during a conversation in his office about his signature longer-school-day effort, pointing his finger at her, yelling and telling her, “F— you, Lewis.” “I just want to call it immense disrespect for me and the Chicago Teachers Union,’’ Lewis told the Chicago Sun-Times Friday. “I didn’t appreciate the way he | Read More »