CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Teachers Union says it wants to “shut the city down” April 1 as it presses its demands for a balanced state budget and higher taxes on wealthy Illinoisans, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Pickets will appear outside of schools as early as 6:30 April first. Teachers Union vice president Jesse Sharkey is asking “all Chicago citizens” who are concerned by the budget impasse in Springfield to join the one-day protest.
“We can’t get a budget out of the governor, we can’t any attention,” Sharkey said. “I don’t think Rahm and the powers that be are going to solve this crisis for us, we are going to have to take matters into our own hands.”