September Surprise in Chicago
Hold the cheers. Strike continuing look short-lived.
by Stephen Lendman
September 17 marks Occupy Wall Street's first anniversary. Appropriate activities are planned. At issue are popular over money power rights.
They matter everywhere. Chicago teachers demand them. So do parents and kids. September 17 marks day eight since strike action began.
City and union bosses want a bad deal approved. So far, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates (HoD) members said no. On Sunday, they voted to keep striking. They want time for more information on contract terms. More on what's going on below.
On September 17, the Chicago Tribune headlined "Chicago teachers strike continues, Emanuel says he will sue to force end," saying:
An apparent deal unraveled. On Sunday, HoD members surprised. "Get it right," they chanted! It's woefully short and then some.