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Union Democracy and the CTU

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On September 17, 2012
Rahm Emanuel is outraged. He thought he made a deal with Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers’ Union, to end the teachers strike. But see, Rahm doesn’t understand very much about unions. In a democratic union, the kind of union supposedly liberal commentators say they want when they complain about “union bosses” and such, […]

Chicago Teacher Union Demands

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On September 10, 2012
Shorter a lot of “progressives” today: “I usually support unions, but these Chicago teachers [insert Republican talking point about unions.]” People are complaining–these teachers are highly paid, how dare they strike! First of all, I love that even self-identified “progressives” buy into the tear other people down argument. “If they make more than me, they […]
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