Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to set a strike date of September 10th! The mayor and his cronies pushed them to this by threatening to undermine truly public education. Now more than ever, show your support this Labor Day as the Chicago Teachers Union and allies rally for a fair contract and the schools Chicago students deserve!!
The message carried from the Aug. 29th Town Hall meeting for public education was that parents and the community are with the CTU in this strike. We see through the mayor
Come out on Labor Day to stand in solidarity with the CTU and allies. An attack on one is an attack on all!
10:30am – 12:30pm. Daley Plaza. (50 W. Washington)
Chicago teachers are approaching a showdown with the mayor and the Chicago Board of Education. The fight for a fair CTU contract reflects the current climate of scapegoating union workers in an attempt to force us all to accept contract givebacks. Public servants and the services we provide are under attack! Join the fight for better schools, libraries, parks, decent wages and public services. Sisters and brothers from Chicago’s unions and grassroots allies will rally together. Coalition members are encouraged to dress to represent their locals or groups. CTU members will wear our red. Let’s send a message, together, that “An Injury to One is an Injury to All.”
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 • American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 • National Nurses United (NNU) • United Electrical Workers (UE) Western Region • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 11 • SEIU Local 1 • UNITE-HERE Local 1 • SEIU Health Care Illinois-Indiana • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Chicago Lodge 7 • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 241 • Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 134 and 9 • Ironworkers District Council of Chicago • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1546 • International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local 126 • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 • Sheet Metal Workers (SMW) • Chicago Laborers District Council • Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters • Painters District Council 15 • Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 • List in formation...
Please spread the word to any and all groups that want to come out and support!