In honor of Labor Day, I put on a red shirt and rode my bike downtown to stand with the teachers in their big rally at Daley Plaza.

Wait, hold it—that didn’t come out right . . .

For the record, I’m officially neutral in the union’s standoff with Mayor Emanuel. OK, yes, it’s true, I did wear a union-red shirt to the rally. But that’s only ’cause that happened to be the first shirt I randomly pulled from my dresser.

And, yes, it’s also true I laughed at the following antimayor chant: “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Rahm Emanuel must go!”

But that was only ’cause I got caught up in the moment. You see, there was this guy in a red shirt pounding a drum. I swear I didn’t mean it, Mr. Mayor.