Chicago Teachers Union Turns Down 2% INCREASE!!! WTF!!!

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    Why do WORKING Americans hate the public sector teachers unions? Why are Americans losing sympathy for teachers in general. This is a clear cut case WHY! First, Chicago has one of the SHORTEST school days of any city in America! Second, it would be one story if the Chicago schools ranked high, but they are ranked at the bottom in nearly every category nationwide. They're a FAILURE! Third, these teachers make it like they are being asked to work 50 hours a week! GIVE ME A F'ING break! What 8-3, with weekend, EVERY HOLIDAY, winter, spring and SUMMER break off! So asking them to work from 8-4:30! OMG what facist! Oh they grade papers and take work home! Word to the LAZY, I take home work regularly and so do much private sector professionals.

    They make average $52K, get free healthcare, a highway robbery pension plan, yearly raises, communist style tenure, SUMMERS OFF!!! Teaching is not a bad gig nowadays!

    But now these self-righteous S.O.B's can't accept a 2% increase for working a FULL DAY! PLEASE, they should be forced to work a full day and not no increase. If they complain, fire them!


     
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    If your boss told you you had to work 29% more hours for the same pay...
     
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    But I heard a teacher had to buy some supplies for their classroom one time. Parents make their kids sleep outside in a tent, send them to school naked and force them to eat gruel. Teachers can hardly be expected to educate kids. That's the parents job.

    I would turn down a raise too, what with these draconian rules they want enforced.
     
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    Let me give you and example of how it works in the private sector!

    In my company (which is in the credit industry has was having troubles): We had 30 AE, 5 managers (6 AEs per team). When the market turned they had RIF (reduction in force). 5 AE jobs were elimiated, 2 managers were eliminated. The accounts held by the 5 AEs were distributed to the team and now the managers picked up 4 more AEs each to manage. We were all give more work and no raise. On top of that, they forced us to take one furlough each month (unpaid day off). Was anyone happy, nope, but were they glad to keep their jobs. Yep.

    In marketing departments it happens all the time. They take 3 associates. Tell two of them your fired and the 1 left must do his/her work plus the other twos work.

    In the private sector you get more work and hours for the same plan regularly.

    IL has a MAJOR budge deficit. Teachers are getting laid off left and right. The students are falling behind the rest of the country and they are told to pick up the slack and not even do it for free, rather do it for a raise!

    Cry me a river on have to work frok 8:00 - 4:30!!!
     
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    I think what Emmanuel has done so far in Chicago has been nothing short of amazing. I can't say I expected it either. He said this was the job he always wanted, I'm beginning to believe him. He's done a lot already to reduce waste and make life for the slackers very difficult. He's cutting spending, severely.

    I think people are missing the reason that the teachers rejected the time increase:

    What he was proposing was a longer day for only a 2% reduction in the anticipated salary increase. See what I mean? He's not the same sort of executive as his buddy in D.C.

    My guess is he will get his way, sooner than later.
     
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    FYI for everyone. (Not picking on the poster here)
    Teachers who purchase classroom materials can write it off on their income tax in two ways.
    1) The 'credit' they get from the IRS up to $250.00 (last I knew) and
    2) What they don't write off in #1 they can write off as a donation to the school.
     
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    I was being facetious.

    Teachers who pay out of pocket with their own money for school supplies are fucktards and should be fired immediately.
     
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    I will also give him credit. The guy has been cutting spending like a Tea Party conservative. He has shot down proposals for new taxations. He has been taking on the Unions! Funny how a Democrat can get away with this, but a Republicans gets labeled as Hitler!

     
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    Every teach union need to be disbanded
     
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    I think the few bad teachers are giving most of the teachers a bad rap. But all these people who all of the sudden have so much anger and hatred for teachers is disconcerting. I know Republicans want to justify the elimination of public education, and I truly think all this campaign to demonize teachers is just being done to soften the objective up before the invasion.

    The problem is see....is expecting teachers to put up with all those cell phone toting self entitled spoiled brats for Wal Mart wages. Teaching is a tough job, and if you pay like Wal Mart, you're going to get the job done cheap....but why not just work at Wal Mart?....at least those customers are a lot more civilized than your kids.

    At this rate....only the wealthy will be able to afford to educate thier children, and the value of American labor on a global scale will continue to decrease.
     
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