Karen Lewis remnishes (not misspelled) over killing the rich for not providing air conditioning.
Speaking at a labor conference on Monday, Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, drew applause and laughs for suggesting that a past generation of labor leaders preferred to resolve disputes with murder. Lewis discussed beheading the rich as a preferred method of conflict resolution for disgruntled labor organizers of a bygone era. She cited the fact that not all Chicago schools have air conditioning as evidence that the union’s opponents want teachers to work in lethal conditions.
"We are at a moment when the wealth disparity in this country is very remnishent [sic] of the robber-baron ages. The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill — just really, like, off with their heads. They were seriously talking about that. Well, hold on [laughter] . . . I don’t think we’re at that point. That’s scary to most people. But the key is, they think nothing about killing us. They think nothing about putting our people in harm’s way. They think nothing about lethal working conditions."
"During the strike, I cannot tell you how many times someone came up to me and said, what do you mean, the schools aren’t all air-conditioned?"
Lewis is no stranger to controversial comments. In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, she said Teach For America and charter schools kill kids.
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Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union and every lisping Harvard sociology major's worst nightmare.