CHICAGO - Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis' latest set off a firestorm among Illinois teachers and state workers with his post-pension reform commentary posted Wednesday night. The cartoon depicts AFSCME as being neutered with the provisions the General Assembly passed to the governor's desk. All observers expect the legislation to be challenged in court.
And while Stantis' cartoon specifically refers to AFSCME, a Chicago Teachers Union official took Stantis' cartoon personally and sent out a string of Tweets blasting the Tribune for publishing Stantis' cartoon.
Michelle Gunderson, a Chicago Public School teacher and Functional VP for elementary schools for the Chicago Teachers Union, described it using words like "Goebbel," "black," "lynching," "vile," and more: