Showing the same combativeness that was on display during the recent strike, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said Tuesday that the wealthy backers of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to overhaul the city's troubled schools should donate money to support public education but otherwise butt out. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 17:52
Unionized Janitors at Ohare Face Precarious Future Please Read and Act
More than 300 Local 1 janitors and window washers at O’Hare airport may lose their jobs just before Christmas this year because Mayor Rahm Emanuel awarded the contract to a nonunion contractor. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:05
By Bill Bianchi, PDA-Illinois
Shakespeare’s King Lear complained that raising thankless children felt like the sting of a serpent’s tooth. Today progressives might feel the same sharp pain from the media censorship by those liberals and liberal institutions we thought to be allies and friends of the progressive movement. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 16:29
By Mel Rothenberg---October 11 2012
While I believe that the Democratic and Republican leadership are both promoting an austerity agenda for the next period, there are significant differences in their political economic strategy and tactics. Read more »
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:22
Will Guzzardi challenged Toni Berrios in the March Democratic primary for the state rep seat in the 39th district (Logan Square). He lost by less than 200 votes.
Dear friends and neighbors,
It's been a hectic and exciting several weeks since I last wrote you all. After we spent the summer circulating petitions to introduce the elected school board referendum, the focus of the nation was turned to Chicago's schools during the teachers' strike.