Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is complaining that the teacher union is acting like a political party. She is partly right. The Teacher union is a subgroup of her party. The Democrat party.
Lightfoot is frustrated that the teachers won’t go back to work. What does she expect? Democrats gave the teacher unions all this power. Did they not expect them to use it?
Conservatives have been pointing this out for years.
The Daily Caller reports:
Chicago Mayor Says Teachers Union Acting Like ‘Political Party’
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has been on thin ice with Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot due to their tactics during negotiations to reopen schools over the winter months. Lightfoot seems to indicate she is becoming wary of over-politicization of unions, in an interview with The New York Times published Sunday.
Lightfoot told The New York Times that her city government has “labor peace” with all but two of the major labor organizations in the city—the Fraternal Order of Police, which Lightfoot accused of having “right-wing Trump aspirations,” and the CTU.
“When you have unions that have other aspirations beyond being a union, and maybe being something akin to a political party, then there’s always going to be conflict,” Lightfoot said, according to The New York Times.
Why are people surprised that Lightfoot said this? It’s pretty much accurate.
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) February 15, 2021
Meanwhile, the teacher union is voting no confidence in Lightfoot.
NEW: The Chicago Teachers Union's governing body has issued a vote of no confidence in Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools leadership. The measure passed with 90% approval.
— Nader Issa (@NaderDIssa) February 9, 2021
People need to stop playing politics with this and reopen the schools.