July 23, 2011

YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO COME WITH A LADLE, NOT A SCALPEL:

How Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached the end of the honeymoon: Just two months into office, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces criticism from labor and teacher unions, the city's inspector general, and the local media. Why was the honeymoon so short? (Mark Guarino, July 23, 2011, CS Monitor)

In his opening salvos, Emanuel has taken the offense against the city's teacher and labor unions. In June, the Chicago Board of Education - under his purview - axed a 4 percent pay raise for the city's teachers, arguing that union members had received two similar raises since 2003 while their students "got the shaft." The city's public school system is saddled with a $724 million deficit, Emanuel says.

Emanuel is also threatening the city's labor unions with a 625 job cuts unless they agree to work changes that he says will save the city $11 million by the end of the year.


You mean when Democrats govern like Republicans the Left falls out of love with them? Shocking!


Posted by at July 23, 2011 10:31 AM
  

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