As Twitchy reported, Chicago teachers are on strike. And, evidently, chattering with national labor leaders was far more important than participating in negotiations that could have prevented a strike and helped the real victims here: Chicago children. It was clearly far more important to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.
CTU's President was "too busy" on phone calls with labor leaders to meet with the city's representative. http://t.co/jmkk1nEj
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) September 10, 2012
More from the Chicago Sun Times:
School board President David Vitale said as talks wound down at the union’s Merchandise Mart offices, he tried for two hours to meet one-on-one with Lewis. But he said couldn’t reach her. He later described the negotiations as “the most unbelievable process I’ve ever been through. I don’t quite know how to explain it.”
Lewis said she never got Vitale’s message until late. “I was on phone calls with national and other labor leaders,” she explained.
Huh. Fancy that.
Obama-loving Chicago Teachers Union just decided to strike, hurting kids, parents & good teachers. Government unions are loathsome. #CTU
— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 10, 2012