The Chicago strike is at the epicenter of many the critical problems in American society — profound issues aggravated by the recession — and the increasing threat of global competition.
•The deteriorating prospects and stability of the middle class and civil servants
•The long term stagnation of the underclass,
•Issues of income inequality,
•The unfairness of the tax system,
•The decreasing power of labor unions,
•And the quality of education of all children that is necessary for a nation to compete.