As the Chicago Teachers Union strike heads into day three, perhaps you should get to know the the president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis. She's the one currently demanding the nation's highest paid teachers get a 19 percent pay increase. I should mention that despite Lewis being an ostensible role model for Chicago students, this video is mildly not safe for work:
Today's Wall Street Journal has a good piece by Philip K. Howard summarizing how corrupt many public employee unions have become. It starts by discussing the recent $1 billion fraud case at the Long Island Rail Road workers union:
The New Jersey Star Ledger reports that Governor Chris Christie has reached a deal on pension reform with the Democratic leaders of the state senate and assembly. How do we know Christie got a good deal? The Democratic majority leader in the state assembly is accusing the Democratic speaker of betraying the party:
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last night to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, saying the change would save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns.