The May 2022 Issue of Substance

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[ Equal Pay ] US Soccer Federation, Women's and Men's National Team Unions Agree to Historic Collective Bargaining Agreements

US Soccer, USWNT & USMNT players Achieve Equal Pay with Identical Economic Terms; US Soccer becomes the First Federation to Equalize FIFA World Cup Prize Money

May 18, 2022
www.ussoccer.com

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🙏 Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera reporter killed by Israeli forces

Israeli forces shot Abu Akleh in the head while she was on assignment in Jenin in the occupied West Bank.



Shireen Abu Akleh was covering Israeli raids on Jenin in the occupied . . .


Did a “rape coverup” destroy the ISO?

For forty-two years, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) was the main vehicle for the politics of International Socialism in the U.S. The ISO attempted to preserve the revolutionary socialist tradition (the self-emancipation of the working . . .


Is the CTU next to be destroyed by Outsiders and Fakesters?

The same people who covered up rape and sexual perversion in the ISO are also now controling what is going on inside of the Chicago Teachers Union. On top of the coverups and abuse of . . .


Happy May Day 2022

Enjoy the Workers Day. Today is not about politics or power it is about the workers enjoying a day to rest and be with their families. We earn our keep and we earn our rest. . . .


Why is CTU paying 73k for communications consulting from St. Louis?

Why is the Chicago Teachers Union paying a total of 73,000 for communications consulting from St. Louis? in the the fiscal year 18-19? and reporting it as two different work tasks?

Looks more like . . .


What are our Children Learning today in Chicago classrooms?

A few years ago there was an incident just like The Walking Man being set on fire the other day in lower Wacker drive. Joseph Kromelis, 75, commonly known downtown as the “Walking Man” . . .


Is There a Public Schools Budget Crises Looming?



The problem with ideologues, extremists, and manipulators is they never tell the whole truth. In some cases, as with the current Chicago Teachers Union leadership, they actively work to deceive and lie to . . .


CORE is re-elected with 57% of the vote

CORE is re-elected with 57% of the vote, followed by the Members First slate with 26% and the Respect Educate Advocate Lead slate with 17%.

CORE was first elected to Union leadership in . . .


MFT 59 - Minneapolis Federation of Teachers fails to release election results as per rules and elections

In a constested Union election where the leadership was accused of being racist by the Minneapolis NAACP and using the union for political interests rather than what is good for teachers and staff.
After . . .


'Finger Lickin Good' Bread w/ Saliva & Racism Sprinkled on Top!


"Yo! Don't eat that Bread!

True Story of a lying, bullying, racist, prejudiced, protected CPS manager that decided to treat her team to fresh home made bread that goes terribly wrong at their . . .


[ Collusion ] Chicago Teachers Union worked with the Chicago Public Schools to terminate its own Union Representative

In a recent Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB) filing, former CTU Field Representative, Dr. John Kugler has filed collusion charges against the Chicago Teachers Union, his former employer and the Chicago Public Schools for . . .


We deem the allegations in the Complaint (367 NLRB No. 50) to be admitted as true that the Chicago Teachers Union engaged in Coercive Statements

It seems as if the CTU has become the law breaker, rather the champion of social justice and economic security.

We will be posting stories and notices of how the current CTU leadership . . .


[ CTU Pedophile Cover-Up ] "ln fact I think that's really sexy."

"ln fact I think that's really sexy." Pedophile CoverUp - Sources have reported Jesse Sharkey refused to answer any questions about having a pedophile on payroll during a delegate meeting Wednesday May 4, 2022. Debby . . .


[ Investigative Report ] Chicago Teachers Union Paid and Allowed a Sexual Predator to Work with Female Teachers


Eric Skalinder a well connected union offical continued to be on the payroll of the Chicago Teachers Union and mentor teachers, go into schools and have access to students information and videos dispite being . . .


Minneapolis NAACP, Black Teachers Call Out Racism Behind Recent Teacher Strike

From the NAACP:
https://www.minneapolisnaacp.org

"What was the real intent, what MFT didn’t tell the community, and why? The Minneapolis NAACP is investigating many allegations of harassment, bullying, racism, lack of support, and retaliation . . .


"They are Racist" African American CTU Employees United: End the Racial Discrimination and Institutional Racism at the Chicago Teachers Union



African American CTU Employees United End the Racial Discrimination and Institutional Racism at the Chicago Teachers Union Since July 1, 2010, there has been an undeniable pattern and practice of institutional racism and . . .


Fewkes Tower: CTU's Nest Egg $62 million Gone


Built in 1965 by CTU as a retirement residence for teachers.

Financed via a $3.4 million loan from FHA for 40 years @ 5.25%

Generated $1.35 million/year in revenue after expenses 2011, . . .


Chicago Teachers Union Officers Make a Bad Loan Deal


The CTU 501(c)5 and the CTU Foundation 501(c)4; two tax-exempt entities with fully overlapping boards of directors have locked in members with a $5 million loan to repay over the next 30 years.
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