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The Chicago Teachers Union election. Up pops a coalition of snakes.

February 20, 2013

A week ago I reported hearing word on the street that Rahm Emanuel was hunting for a candidate to run against CTU President Karen Lewis and the CORE slate.

Maybe he found one to buy.

Maybe he got one for free.

Yesterday Tanya Saunders-Wolffe announced her candidacy as head of the United Progressive Caucus. The UPC  Machine was defeated in the last election by CORE.

Joining the UPC in a coalition of snakes is the ProActive Chicago Teachers caucus of failed former CTU President Debbie Lynch.

Incredibly, their line of attack will be that the contract that was bargained as a result of the historic strike earlier this year was a sellout and that the CORE leadership is undemocratic.

High school teacher Xian Barrett was quoted in the Chicago Tribune:

“Union members understand what a strike represents,” Barrett said. “Everyone was looking at Chicago and wishing they had that. We saw the corporate privatization of education coming and hurting our children, and we took a stand.”

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  1. February 22, 2013 10:36 am

    http://kafkateach.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/same-old-same-old/

    It’s not just Chicago teachers. One part of the war on the middle class is to get them to fight each other by paying snakes.
    Florida: “And so it goes, another South Florida election filled with technical errors, fraud, and delayed results. This time it was not for the President of the United States, but for the President of the United Teachers of Dade County.”

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