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"“I have to tell the people of Chicago ... that we have not achieved enough in these negotiations to say we are done fig...
10/16/2019
Chicago Teachers Union president ‘overwhelmingly certain’ there will be a strike

"“I have to tell the people of Chicago ... that we have not achieved enough in these negotiations to say we are done fighting,” Chicago Teachers Union president Jesse Sharkey said at a news conference Tuesday night at the union’s Near West Side headquarters."

The head of the union says the union’s bargaining team is recommending that teachers walk out starting Thursday.

Chicago Educators Are Poised to Strike
10/10/2019
Chicago Educators Are Poised to Strike

Chicago Educators Are Poised to Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 are on the verge of a strike. Their demands are focused on improving conditions in classrooms — and they’re willing to walk off the job to make it happen.

"I would rather teach and be in the classroom but I’m ready to strike — for every single one of my students, for all my ...
09/26/2019
All Chicago Public Schools’ educators want is everything that our students deserve

"I would rather teach and be in the classroom but I’m ready to strike — for every single one of my students, for all my future students and my two sons in CPS."

I would rather teach and be in the classroom but I’m ready to strike — for every single one of my students, for all my future students and my two sons in CPS.

“The teachers’ demands — including smaller class sizes and the hiring of additional school nurses, librarians and social...
09/23/2019
A looming teacher strike in Chicago is about far more than just salaries

“The teachers’ demands — including smaller class sizes and the hiring of additional school nurses, librarians and social workers — are similar to those that have echoed across the country in the last two years amid a wave of teacher activism not seen in the U.S. in decades.”

#FairContractNow #PutItInWriting

“We’re actually asking for real demands," a Chicago special education teacher said. "Real demands that will change things.”

CTU and SEIU 73 need your creative art-design support | Chicago Teachers Union
09/14/2019
CTU and SEIU 73 need your creative art-design support | Chicago Teachers Union

CTU and SEIU 73 need your creative art-design support | Chicago Teachers Union

Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 NEED YOUR CREATIVE ART-DESIGN SUPPORT! Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and SEIU 73 is holding a community Art Build for public education in early October: Friday, October 4, 5:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday, October 5, 10:00...

On Saturday, July 13th at 11am, we will take the streets at Daley Plaza and march against the criminalization, detention...
07/12/2019

On Saturday, July 13th at 11am, we will take the streets at Daley Plaza and march against the criminalization, detention, and deportation of immigrants and demand an end to concentration camps on American soil.

Daley Plaza
50 W Washington, Chicago IL
Saturday July 13th, 11am

Stand on the right side of history.

On Saturday, July 13th at 11am, we will take the streets at Daley Plaza and march against the criminalization, detention, and deportation of immigrants and demand an end to concentration camps on American soil.

Daley Plaza
50 W Washington, Chicago IL
Saturday July 13th, 11am

Join us as we stand on the right side of history.

Join fellow Chicago labor activists, TDU members, and our allies to support Teamsters for a Democratic Union and the mov...
07/11/2019
Support the Rank and File Rebellion in the Teamsters

Join fellow Chicago labor activists, TDU members, and our allies to support Teamsters for a Democratic Union and the movement for grassroots, progressive unionism.

Join fellow Chicago labor activists, TDU members, and our allies to support Teamsters for a Democratic Union and the movement for grassroots, progressive unionism.

We stand with striking musicians | Chicago Teachers Union
03/12/2019
We stand with striking musicians | Chicago Teachers Union

We stand with striking musicians | Chicago Teachers Union

Any attack on the right to a retirement with dignity is wrong – whether it’s at a school like ChiArts, which is training the next generation of artists or a world class institution like the CSO, where our students aspire to perform one day, says CTU. CHICAGO, March 11, 2019—Chicago Teachers Un...

03/12/2019
Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The striking CSO union musicians FB page. :#CSOmusicians

To get our updates, click "Like," then hover your mouse over it and check "Get Notifications." On Twitter: @CSOMusicians. Click "About" for more.

Nine Day Chicago Charter Teacher Walkout Ends
02/18/2019
Nine Day Chicago Charter Teacher Walkout Ends

Nine Day Chicago Charter Teacher Walkout Ends

A tentative contract agreement was hammered out early Monday morning, ending Chicago’s second and longest charter school teachers walkout.

Breaking: CHICAGO—After nine days on the picket lines, striking CTU teachers and paraprofessionals have reached a tentat...
02/18/2019
CTU suspends CICS strike, winning CPS pay schedules, class size reductions, and guarantees on social workers and counselors | Chicago Teachers Union

Breaking: CHICAGO—After nine days on the picket lines, striking CTU teachers and paraprofessionals have reached a tentative agreement with CICS management that protects counselors and social workers, limits class sizes, and raises teacher and paraprofessional pay up to CPS standards.

4PM Tuesday, 2/19: CICS quarterly public board meeting 11 E. Adams St., Chicago. AFT President Randi Weingarten, CTU, allies to attend. Parents, educators plan to join AFT president Randi Weingarten Tuesday to demand reforms at CICS quarterly board meeting, as elected officials advance legislation t...

02/13/2019
Chicago Teachers Union

Live from Chicago: Civil disobedience by striking CTU teachers in progress at PriceWatethouseCooper against CICS board member Laura Thonn.

#CTUACTSstrike #faircontractnow

Civil disobedience in progress at PriceWatethouseCoopers against CICS board member Laura Thonn.

Chicago, today. !:00 PM - Location to be announced. - Direct Action gets the goods.
02/13/2019
Strikers to target CICS leadership in civil disobedience after fruitless bargaining | Chicago Teachers Union

Chicago, today. !:00 PM - Location to be announced. - Direct Action gets the goods.

1PM, TODAY, Wednesday, 2/13: Protest/Civil Disobedience Loop location to be announced at 1PM sharp TODAY, Wednesday, 2/13. Management recycles same tired ‘offer’ to trade raises for cuts to student service, as strikers prepare to risk arrest to force agreement that preserves student services. CH...

02/06/2019
Chicago Teachers Union

Chicago: CICS Teachers Strike, Day 2 - Picketing CICS co-founder CW Henderson for insider dealing that has given the company control of over half of stockpiled $36 million in public funds..money that CICS refuses to put into our classrooms!

RIGHT NOW: Picketing CICS co-founder CW Henderson for insider dealing that has given the company control of over half of stockpiled $36 million in public funds..money that CICS refuses to put into our classrooms!

CTU on strike against charter operator CICS | Chicago Teachers Union
02/05/2019
CTU on strike against charter operator CICS | Chicago Teachers Union

CTU on strike against charter operator CICS | Chicago Teachers Union

Press availability: 4:30AM, Tues., Feb. 5 CICS Wrightwood, 8130 S. California, Chicago Picket lines: 6AM, Tues., Feb. 5 CICS Wrightwood, Ellison, Northtown, Quest: see below for addresses Management refuses to move on “equal pay for equal work” for poverty wage for paraprofessionals and teachers...

Charter School Teachers at 3 South L.A. Campuses Remain on Strike
02/01/2019
Charter School Teachers at 3 South L.A. Campuses Remain on Strike

Charter School Teachers at 3 South L.A. Campuses Remain on Strike

Teachers at three South L.A. charter schools remain on strike, despite a recent agreement between LAUSD and UTLA leaders. Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 25, 2019.

Derry remembers Bloody Sunday murders 47 years on [Photos]
02/01/2019
Derry remembers Bloody Sunday murders 47 years on [Photos]

Derry remembers Bloody Sunday murders 47 years on [Photos]

Thousands took part in the annual Bloody Sunday commemoration in Derry to mark 47 years since the murders. Thirteen innocent people died after members of the Parachute Regiment opened f

IWW Ireland
02/01/2019

IWW Ireland

Help unionise the fight- join the one big union today! www.iww.org.uk/join

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02/01/2019
Thatcher statue ‘needs 10ft-high platform’ to prevent vandalism

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A statue of Margaret Thatcher in her home town will require a 10ft-high platform to curb the threat of vandalism, police have said. The £300,000 sculpture of the former prime minister was originally meant to stand in Parliament Square in central London. But the proposals were rejected last year ami...

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