Category Archives: wage theft

I stand with Gus Morales and all of the political/corporate victims of the mass firings of excellent teachers at Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts.

I, Ken Previti, stand with Gus Morales and all of the political/corporate victims of the mass firings of excellent teachers at Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts. I am a retired teacher from both Chicago and Lyons Township High School in … Continue reading

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TEACHER EVALUATIONS: WHERE IS THE RAGE?

Refuse to be a willing victim. There is a point where teachers themselves must stop arguing about some finely worded minutia in their evaluations. The argument had been framed beforehand by people who want career educators fired in order to … Continue reading

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Google: rauner sociopath

Google the following: rauner sociopath. Even Google knows that Illinois billionaire Gov. Bruce Rauner is a sociopath – by definition. He continues to steal from autism programs in particular to pay for his choice of pro-Rauner folks. This is NOT … Continue reading

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#Savehpbeach. Rahm’s Park board is full of privatizers and hedge fund managers.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
We went to the beach yesterday. A couple of hundred other folks were there too. It wasn’t really beach weather in Chicago. In fact, it was cold, blustery and it had rained all morning. There…

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Train Wrecks and Teachers: victims of greed and corruption

How is the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia related to the financial disaster in Illinois that is being blamed on active and retired teachers along with other public employees? Both are legislatively created disasters which have horrific potential consequences for all … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court won’t let him hurt teachers this way, so here is a new (old) attack.

Hypocrite and IL Senate President John Cullerton, faced with a unanimous decision last Friday by the Illinois Supreme Court that the pension cutting bill signed by him, the Senate, the House and the governor was unconstitutional, offers a new attack. … Continue reading

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What can retired teachers do? Help win a Supreme Court decision.

“A hero is a man who does what he can.” – Romain Rolland What can retired teachers do? Bob Zahniser, John Dillon, Bob Lyons, Fred Klonsky and Glen Brown. Old guys celebrating the pension victory in Illinois. “The Illinois Supreme … Continue reading

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Teachers Celebrate! The Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously declared unconstitutional the state’s pension cutting law.

“The Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously declared the state’s pension reform (cutting) law unconstitutional. Friday’s decree puts new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly back at the starting line.” – The State Journal-Register “‘The General … Continue reading

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Constitutional Protection? Yes, but not for teachers.

The human corruption known as elected legislators is out of control. Some legislators carry little copies of the U.S. Constitution, with itty-bitty font, in the suit pockets over their hearts since it is sacred. Sacred? The written word of the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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