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Op-Ed: Unions a shrinking albatross to taxpayers and free enterprise

Unions have become an albatross to American companies and to state, local and federal governments. They cripple companies with strikes and union workers aren’t more productive than other workers despite being paid more.

Back to school: Chicago teachers end strike, class on Wednesday

Chicago - And on the 7th day... the teachers rested. The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to end a strike that kept 350,000 students out of the classroom for seven days, The Chicago Tribune is reporting.

Chicago teachers strike not likely to end before Thursday

Chicago - Chicago parents hoping the courts would order teachers back to their classrooms in Chicago may have to wait days for a ruling, according city attorney’s spokesman Roderick Drew.

Chicago: Teachers walkout to continue Monday

Chicago - It’s Rahm Emanuel verses unions in Chicago, where the Chicago Teachers Union has extended its teachers walk out, at least until Tuesday.

More drive-by shootings and robberies Thursday in Chicago

Chicago - A 12-year-old boy was one of six Chicagoans wounded in drive-by shootings and robberies in Chicago on Thursday, day four of a massive teacher walk out in the public schools system.

Chicago: Strike stirs inquiries to charter and private schools

Chicago - The Chicago teachers strike has Chicagoans talking alternatives, like charter or private schools - a largely Republican concept.

Chicago: Massive teachers union strike closes school system

Chicago - The third-largest school district in the U.S. was shut down Monday by its teachers union and thousands of students will be on the unsafe streets when they should be in classrooms preparing for their future.

Chicago: Rahm Emanuel wants to raise taxes to legal limit, again

Chicago - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, close friend and former aide to President Barack Obama, has proposed the second major tax hike for Chicago residents since he took office, this one to the tune of $41 million.
 

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Photograph of striking members of the Chicago Teachers Union  September 11  2012.
Photograph of striking members of the Chicago Teachers Union, September 11, 2012.
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Banner querying Rahm Emanuel and the Democratic Party  displayed by striking Chicago teachers
Banner querying Rahm Emanuel and the Democratic Party, displayed by striking Chicago teachers
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Banner querying Rahm Emanuel and the Democratic Party  displayed by striking Chicago teachers.
Banner querying Rahm Emanuel and the Democratic Party, displayed by striking Chicago teachers.
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Photograph of striking members of the Chicago Teachers Union  September 11  2012.
Photograph of striking members of the Chicago Teachers Union, September 11, 2012.
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