Chicago Teachers: Apparently a 16 percent raise not good enough

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  1. TheGreatGatsby
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    Chicago teachers were offered a 16 percent raise (during a bad economy).

    Chicago teachers strike for first time in 25 years; contingency sites ready, charters remain open - Chicago Sun-Times

    And Chicago teachers are already the highest paid in the nation at $76,000 before benefits! I'm assuming they have lofty medical/pensions that pushes that number into six figures!

    How Much Do Chicago Public School Teachers Make? « CBS Chicago

    This is why people just don't give an f about public unions any more. They think they can get grossly over compensated and hold us hostage at any moment.
     
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    Oh and don't forget that they get 3 months vacation and a generous allotment of sick days too.
     
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    Emanuel is trying to break the unions! The bastard! Impeach the son of a bitch.
     
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    Chicago teachers want 19% pay raise in this economy???...
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    Thousands of teachers strike in Chicago, parents scramble
    10 Sept.`12 - Thousands of public school teachers formed picket lines in Chicago on Monday and parents scrambled for child care during their first strike in a quarter century over reforms sought by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and endorsed by President Barack Obama's administration.
     
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    Let's see, the average teacher salary (individual person) in Chicago is $76,000.
    The median (I know median is different than average) household (not an individual, but the household) in Chicago is $46,350. Chicago, IL Jobs, Unemployment Rates & Median Household Income

    So, individual teachers make almost $30,000 more than the the typical household and they are sniveling about their salary?
     
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    Umm your link made no mention of what the issues were that caused the strike.
    Linky please.
     
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    Is this about education or babysitting services?
     
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    They are getting paid handsomely. That alone warrants not striking.
     
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    The strike is primarily over a change in policy that would fire poorly performing teachers. The union is insisting that bad teachers be kept.
     

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