Chicago Teachers Uprising Takes on a 1 Percent Mayor, and the Labor Establishment to Boot

“Chicago teachers could hardly be more united in their disgust at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s assault on public education. More than 98 percent voted to authorize a strike, which union activists say is as much about defending students and parents as it is about the economics of their contract. And while school has already started in the Windy City, the nation’s third largest school system could be shut down by next week, setting off a confrontation between a militant rank-and-file teacher movement and the mainstream of the labor movement and its allies, the Democratic Party.”

Read more: http://www.alternet.org/labor/chicago-teachers-uprising-takes-1-percent-mayor-and-labor-establishment-boot?page=0%2C0

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