After hearing from district officials that Chicago’s schools are $712 million in debt, the new board of education agreed unanimously this morning that it could not afford the 4 percent raises called for in the teachers contract.It was board members’ first meeting, and the first action under Mayor Ra
For the next installment of our conversation series Ask Me Why we have two voices on opposite sides of the debate about unions.First is Antonieta Caicedo, 43. Caicedo grew up aspiring to work in human resources in a union environment, but became disillusioned by what she saw once she got there.
As legislative fights over the rights and benefits of public sector employees continue in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, some are calling this a watershed moment for Big Labor. Historically, the Great Lakes states have been a bedrock of the labor movement - going all the way back to the labor st
In the critically acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman, teachers unions are given a large slice of the blame for the systemic problems in America's public schools.It’s a narrative echoed in current public dialogue, and you don’t have to look very hard to find it.