December 30, 2015
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
Chicago, IL- The Chicago Board Of Education is dis-respecting the strike authorization vote by the Chicago Teachers Union. At least 88 percent of the teachers voting approved a strike earlier this month.
But the school board is appealing to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board arguing the strike vote is "inherently flawed". The board claims the teachers can't take a strike authorization vote in their own union until contract negotiations go through additional stages. Chicago Teacher's Union attorney Robert Bloch says that's wrong. And he says the appeal of the strike authorization vote to the state agency is a "Hail Mary Pass" to try to thwart the union. To hear the audio click the following link labor