CHICAGO–The news that well-paid Chicago government-school teachers have gone on strike because they didn’t get a 29% increase in salaries over 2 years draws attention from the even more outrageous salaries that Chicago government-school administrators are getting, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).
“Our recently-obtained list of the ‘Top 100’ Chicago government-school administrator salaries reveals that these are the guys who are pulling in the really big bucks — courtesy of Chicago taxpayers.”
“At the top of our Top 100 list, Jean Claude Brizard, Chief Executive Officer, gets an annual salary of $250,000. Chief Administrative Officer, Timothy J. Cawley, receives $215,000.”
“Alicia Winckler, Chief Talent Officer — whatever that means — gets $205,000. David G. Watkins, Chief Financial Officer, pulls in $195,000.”
“Even at the bottom of our Top 100 list — number 100 — Principal Martha Alba gets a generous annual salary of $142,203. Not a bad salary for being number 100.”
“The greed of the Chicago government-school teachers and their well-to-do administrative counterparts is so obvious that I’m surprised Chicago taxpayers haven’t revolted and demanded that the striking teachers be fired and replaced with non-union personnel. Chicago is broke, and the government-school system also is broke. Cook County taxpayers, with average wages of $58,000 and a median home value of $269,000, have their backs to the wall. Chicago taxpayers need to say to the Mayor and to the Chicago Teachers Union: ENOUGH!”