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Chicago Public school parents file lawsuit against amendment to ban right-to-work options in Illinois

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Chicago Teachers Union isn’t content with the power they already possess over the state's largest government school system, two district parents are saying. Those parents, and two Chicago Public School teachers, filed a lawsuit to stop an amendment to the Illinois Constitution from being on the November election ballot.

The CTU is "pushing an amendment to the Illinois Constitution to expand their ability to bargain and strike over a much wider range of topics, including its social agenda on housing, immigration, 'restorative justice,' wealth redistribution and defunding the police, the plaintiffs contend.

One of the parents says she sees the threat to her children in the proposal dubbed Amendment 1. She, another Chicago Public Schools parent and two teachers filed a petition in state court asking that the Illinois State Board of Elections remove the question from the ballot because it oversteps national labor relations law and is therefore unconstitutional," a story on the Illinois Policy Institute's website says.

The parents and teachers are represented by the Liberty Justice Center, a national nonprofit law firm, and the Illinois Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research organization. Unions pushed for the amendment, calling it the “Workers’ Rights Amendment,” and got the Illinois General Assembly in 2021 to put it on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Because the dumber they are the more they vote GOP. Attacking teachers is gross. It’s disgusting. And decent people should be putting you in your place for your reckless hatred.
    psssst psssst… not all teachers are Democrats. sssshhh don’t tell anybody.