The CTU is pleased that CPS today backed down from CEO Claypool’s February 2 announcement to discontinue the pension pickup in 30 days. The pension pickup is part of the status quo that CPS is required by law to maintain during bargaining, and unilaterally discontinuing the pension pickup would surely be illegal.
We regret that it took the threat of an unfair labor practice strike to induce CPS to reconsider for now its ill-advised action of enforcing a 7 percent pay cut on teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians who have borne the brunt of horrific attacks against their professional and the students in their classrooms.
Unfortunately, for us, and many of you—CPS has a credibility problem.
We do not trust what they say. We only brace ourselves for what they do.
Mr. Claypool has rescinded his threat today, but he is clear that he will enforce a 7 percent pay cut ‘at a future date.’ This is unwise and not productive toward concluding a labor agreement—therefore this unfair labor practice remains un-remedied. Karen Lewis
— Independent Journal (@INJO) March 6, 2016
The second giant fallacy is that there is One True Path to success and happiness. There isn’t. You can’t put your child on that path because it doesn’t exist, and if you insist on believing that it does exist, you will suffer a lifetime of unnecessary frustration about missing it as well as missing some awesome possibilities that you can’t see because they aren’t where you think the path is “supposed to” be. Peter Greene
No matter Trump or Cruz. White supremacy still the mantra of the Republican Party.
— Mike Klonsky (@mikeklonsky) March 6, 2016
As Donald Trump’s campaign surges to front-runner status on shock value in America, his bombast is familiar to a certain type of Israeli.
“He’s a no-bullshitter,” said Doron Mizrachi, owner of a South Tel Aviv restaurant that sells bourekas, or Middle Eastern puff pastries. Mizrachi concedes that customers in this left-wing neighborhood sometimes bristle at his unabashedly right-wing politics: “I’m like Donald Trump,” he explained. “I say the facts.” Jewish Daily Forward
We should choose based on what direction the country should go.
I get that all these people sound like bullshit soft criminal opportunists. The whole game feels rigged and it’s not going anywhere but down anymore. I feel that way sometimes.
And that voting for Trump is a way of saying “fuck it. Fuck them all”. I really get it. It’s a version of national Suicide. Or it’s like a big hit off of a crack pipe. Somehow we can’t help it. Or we know that if we vote for Trump our phones will be a reliable source of dopamine for the next four years. I mean I can’t wait to read about Trump every day. It’s a rush. But you have to know this is not healthy. Louis CK
R.I.P. Henry English.