I just want to point out that you aren’t seeing stories like this in post-Act 10 Wisconsin.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Three years after a public school strike, Chicago teacher contract talks are off to a rocky start, with the debt-burdened district demanding a 7 percent pay cut, union officials said on Tuesday.
The Chicago Teachers Union said in a statement it was “highly insulted” by the district’s demands, which include increases in health insurance premiums. The current contract expires on June 30.
The nation’s third-largest school district, which serves 400,000 students, faces a prospective $1.1 billion deficit. Getting to a new contract, without another strike, will be the first major test of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second term.