They appear everywhere in uniform and are a constant reminder of the high cost of the state budget crisis: they are the 1,200 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) workers.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Teachers staged a one-day strike April 29 in response to the school board's unilateral imposition of a contract that lays off teachers, and increases class sizes, with no pay raises.
Teachers, nurses and state workers crowded around the entrance to the exclusive Sutter Club here to protest billionaire GOP candidate Meg Whitman.
CLEVELAND - Another land mine left by Wall Street's assault on American communities exploded here Tuesday night when the school board voted to lay off nearly 10 percent of its employees.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "It is not OK to balance the budget off of our backs," state workers told lawmakers here March 31.