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D202 candidates pitch for teacher votes

Despite efforts in Wisconsin and other nearby states to rein in the power of public employee unions, candidates for the Evanston Township High School board took pains at a public forum Tuesday night to offer support for the current system of labor-management relations at the school.

A New York Times story this morning recounting the labor battles underway in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio noted that, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 35 percent of public employees are unionized — more than five times as many as in the private sector.

 

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