|CPS Spry School teacher, Occupy Chicago|
anti-NATO rally in 2012
Teachers--remember, they are supposed to be for the kids--and other CTU members who show up for work on Friday and obey the law face expulsion from the union. That may seem be a good thing, but because Illinois is not a right-to-work state the law-abiding CTU members will still have to cough up union dues out of their paychecks.
In their last contract an anti-bullying clause was added.
Seventy percent of the CPS budget goes to wages and benefits.