Could this be the opening of the door for every other union in the city to make a push for the repealing of residency? Well contract negotiations will soon be upon us.
Don't look for the city to offer residency as a part of the negotiation process. The key issues will be discipline (BIS), medical policy (for new hires),health care and possibly 6th work day. State law will have to be overturned before residency can even become an issue. Since the teachers are headed in that direction it could become interesting.
"If you want to recruit the best and brightest teachers, why would you put up a roadblock?" said CTU lobbyist Pam Massarsky
Why do teachers seem to think they are the most important people in society? Do you want the best policemen, firemen and paramedics? Of course we do. Why stop there? I certinly want the best engineers that operate the water filtration plants. In fact I want the best in all fields of city service. Her arguement can be used by all the civil service unions.
Are the motives of these pillars to society really out of concern for quality recruiting or are they for personal gratification? Is it to late for a "me too" clause?