CTU President Karen Lewis
The Chicago Teachers Union is incensed over the city’s demand that teachers accept a seven percent pay cut, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel today emphasized he’s fighting a two front battle: not just over a teachers contract, but also over pension relief from Springfield.
Karen Lewis will not be challenging Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election, according to a statement by Lewis’ exploratory committee.
As WBBM has been reporting, Chicago Teachers Union President and potential mayoral candidate Karen Lewis was hospitalized Sunday for tests.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is keeping a low profile and letting others attack, and respond to attacks by his political opponents.
The head of the Chicago Teachers Union is touting a tax on stock trades and other transactions to help close a pension gap without cutting benefits for retired teachers.