Check out this photo by Sarah Ji. Big Labor Day Rally in Chicago.
Lots of unions turned out.
Now go to the Illinois Education Association website.
There is no mention of the huge Chicago Labor Day rally.
In support of who?
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union. Affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers.
Members of the We Are One Illinois coalition, along with the IEA, of public employee unions.
By the way. The IEA supported NBI 13 at the NEA Representative Assembly last July in Washington that called on the NEA to support the CTU in their negotiations with the hand-picked members of the CPS board of education. That NBI passed nearly unanimously.
Yet it was ignored by IEA leadership today.
What were they doing down in Springfield today.
Having a barbecue?