By Fran Eaton -
CHICAGO - "On Monday, August 29th, CTU members—teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians—will report to their schools and classrooms. They will be returning to work without a labor agreement amidst severe budget cuts and threats to their profession, income and benefits," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis told reporters at an August 9th press conference.
President Lewis' key, but easily overlooked, phrase? "CTU members - teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians ..."
Karen Lewis is the president of the Chicago Teachers Union. It's her job to look out for her union members - not the taxpayers, not the students - the union members. Keep that in mind. The more members, the more powerful a union is.