Karen Lewis speaks truth to power: Excerpts about teacher wage theft and pension theft

Karen Lewis spoke at the City Club of Chicago today. Every word she had to say was vital and can be read in its entirety HERE on the Chicago Teachers Union page.

Here are a few lines I have selected for the attention of active teachers who are suffering wage theft via mandated pension payroll deductions (which politicians promise teachers will never fully receive) and retirees who are simply victimized and lied about. As a retired teacher myself, these words struck a nerve in me. By the way, Karen’s husband is also a retired teacher.
karen lewis pic 2(Photo from WLS TV)
” They (the people of Chicago) are tired of being represented by people who agree with privatizing public assets; those stealing our pensions while they protect their own…
Who has been held accountable for the rampant pension thefts?… 
Their private-public partnership means PRIVATE: employees will be overworked and underpaid and living in constant fear of losing their jobs; and, PUBLIC: no jobs, attacks on pensions, benefits and health care.”

About Ken Previti

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1 Response to Karen Lewis speaks truth to power: Excerpts about teacher wage theft and pension theft

  1. Gayle Mullins says:

    Karen’s entire speech is a must-read, especially ,for Florida teachers where pensions are being stolen, too.

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