Sep
10
2012

NYT Gives Emanuel's Side on Chicago Strike

Chicago teachers on strike (Exposing the Truth)

Labor actions like the current strike by the Chicago Teachers Union usually involves two sides presenting very different takes on the important issues that separate them.¬†The New York Times story on the strike (9/10/12) by Monica Davey¬† gives a fairly comprehensive account of what the school district thinks about its offers to the union. But the union's side of the story is hard to find. The Times calls it "a dispute over wages, job security and teacher evaluations." That isn't false, but that framing makes it seem like teachers are looking to protect a narrow set of interests. If you […]