The Next Union Showdown:...Rhambo?

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    First, there was Chris Christie. Then, Scott Walker. And now...Rahmbo.

    Yes, Mayor of Chicago and President Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is gearing up for a battle with the Chicago Teachers' Union, likely to come to a head this summer. And while he's Gov. Walker's political antithesis, Emanuel finds himself in the same sort of budgetary crisis as Walker's Wisconsin -- and staring at the very same solution: cutting costs in unionized areas of the public sector.

    While he’s also working to implement cost cutting for firefighters and cops, Emanuel’s most prominent target is the CTU. Its already highly-compensated members take umbrage at his desire to extend the school calendar by 90 minutes a day, and ten days a year, while only offering them a 2% pay raise in 2012-2013. By contrast, the union feels entitled to a 30% raise over the next two years – especially since their workload is about to increase. However, as the Wall Street Journal points out, they’re already handsomely paid compared to the rest of the city:

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    Man o man, those awesome unions. gee people are moving south, not sure why, oh yeah the weather, that's it!
     
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    You Actually think Rhambo will Fight with any Real Back Bone Against a Union?

    Please.
     
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    What I think is that he is going to have to take them on- how that pans out will be interesting.
     

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