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From Substance News: After less than five minutes at the microphone, Alderman Moreno gave up and left, followed by a number of catcalls, the most memorable of which was, “Grab your skateboard and go, Joe!”  Many in the crowd were voicing their displeasure with the alderman for having gone on Fox News during the CTU strike last year and saying CTU a “conservative union”, while advocating for turnarounds and charter schools as “progressive” ideas.

Proco "Joe" Moreno received jeers from a crowd of public school supporters at a recent school closing hearing in Chicago.

Moreno -- also known as Chicago's "Hipster Alderman" was trained by the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) - a charter school group with close ties to city hall that is currently receiving scrutiny for funneling money into the pockets of relatives of UNO employees.

Moreno has a reputation for bending to the will of Mayor Emanuel and took on his anti-Union agenda. He appeared on Fox News to share his conservative views during last fall's Chicago Teachers Union strike.

It appears that his tactic of being ultra-conservative and calling himself a "progressive" is beginning to backfire.

Originally posted to Tristero 312 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 08:23 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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