Chicago’s public teacher union and charter teacher union plan how to merge. Hear about it on this coming Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers minus one brother.

 

The Chicago Teachers Union legislative director Stacy Davis Gates and Chris Baehrend, head of ChiACTS, the Chicago charter teacher union (pictured here with Chuy Garcia).

I will be in Brooklyn this coming weekend to celebrate my granddaughter’s graduation from middle school to high school.

Which means I will miss my co-hosting job on Friday’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers at 11AM on 105.5 FM, streaming live on http://www.lumpenradio.com and podcasted at Hittingleft.libsyn.com

I will be sorry to miss the conversation my brother will be having with the Chicago Teachers Union’s Political and Legislative Director Stacy Davis Gates and Chris Baehrend of ChiACTS, the charter teachers union.

Both groups, currently separate affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers are working on merger. ChiACTS as voted to do so.

Even the charter organizers have described Chicago as the epicenter of charter union organizing.

And don’t forget to listen to this week’s conversation with Ed Marszewski, the futurist of Bridgeport.

6 Replies to “Chicago’s public teacher union and charter teacher union plan how to merge. Hear about it on this coming Hitting Left with the Klonsky brothers minus one brother.”

  1. Just a minor correction Fred. ChiActs voted yes to merge. The CTU still needs to have our members vote on it. Most likely in the fall. It’s a smart move and one that will build solidarity in all schools in Chicago. I think our members will agree.

      1. Paying in what is owed is not going to solve the problem. Since you were a financial major..oh art 1st grade. You obviously cannot understand the problem….as you would say…knucklehead!!!

      2. Your grasp of finance is certainly groundbreaking. The pension system is 60% underfunded by the state for non-payment over 70 years but paying what is owed won’t fix that? Oh. BTW. I taught K thru sixth 8th grade art. Most of them understood the concept of paying what they owed. You, the financial wiz, on the other hand…

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