We have planned to have Jay C. Rehak, John Dillon and Glen Brown on this episode for a while.
Live radio is a funny thing. As CTU President Karen Lewis once reminded me, “Tell God your plans and he laughs.”
First, Glen had a death in the family and, of course, had to attend to that.
My brother was feeling under the weather, so I had to fly solo as host.
And were we really going to just talk about pensions and budgets when DT started talking about being “locked and loaded” and “fire and fury?”
But Jay and John were terrific guests. Jay is a veteran teacher at Whitney Young High School in Chicago and elected representative on the Chicago Teachers Retirement Fund board of trustees. He also serves as president of the board
John is a retired teacher from the western suburbs and, along with Glen are pension warriors and bloggers. They were christened “Roamin’ Dudes,” by State Senator Daniel Biss back in the day when they visited nearly three dozen Illinois legislators inquiring about how the legislators viewed pension reform.
Don’t miss John’s hilarious stories about these encounters.
Jamie is back as producer and joined in the conversation with his usual insightful observations.
Moving from talking about the threat of nuclear war to pensions may seem like a tough road to travel.
Next Friday’s episode includes the Chicago Teachers Union’s political organizer, Brandon Johnson.