Chicago, April 1: Teachers, Staff, Fight For $15 & More For A One Day Strike

#FightFor15 will be on a one day strike with members of the Chicago Teachers Union April 1. Join us!

6:30 a.m. Roosevelt High School (3436 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) or Harlan High Schools (9652 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628)

4 p.m. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago Teachers Union:

Solid Picket Lines Make for Solidarity

by ctu communications  |  03/29/2016

“On Friday, April 1, the solidarity of Chicago Teachers Union sisters and brothers, along with the solidarity of more than 50 union and community organizations, will be on full display before the entire city, state and nation. In this unprecedented strike for political demands and state funding that encompass the entire state, our picket lines represent our strength and our resolve to fight for the schools our students deserve. We are in a battle with powerful forces that want to privatize schools, permanently reduce our livelihoods and divest from struggling neighborhoods. Our unity right now is the only protection we have against continued financial instability in the school district.

We are still at the beginning of a struggle that has already proven to be protracted and difficult. This one-day unfair labor practice strike will set in motion the larger forces that will ultimately be necessary to save our schools. Only a strong showing on April 1 and remaining united with our allies will help secure the revenue we need for a fair contract and adequate investments for our students’ futures. Below are some key points on the practicalities and politics of strong picket lines…

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