STRIKE ALERT: Chicago Public School Teachers and Staff are on Strike!

October 17, 2019 — The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), SEIU Local 73 school support staff and Park District workers are going on strike today to improve student learning conditions like classroom size, access to nurses as counselors, and wraparound services for vulnerable students.

35,000 public employees in Chicago will walk off the job at the same time. The CTU represents 25,000 teachers employed by one of the country’s largest school systems. Another 7,000 Chicago Public School workers represented by SEIU Local 73 — security guards, bus aides, special education classroom assistants and custodians — and about 2,500 employees of the Chicago Park District will be on picket lines together.

Show our support for CPS teachers and staff as we fight for more resources and support for our students:

  • Join a picket line at any school in the neighborhood 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Rally with us at CPS at 42 W. Madison at 1:30 p.m. today, October 17th
  • Call Chicago Mayor Lightfoot 312-744-3300

Watch this video to understand what they're fighting for >

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