ICEUFT blog is certainly supporting the Chicago teachers.
Solidarity with Chicago teachers!
Chicago teachers authorize strike! Come build solidarity & learn about the struggle
A discussion featuring a presentation by a Chicago Teachers Union member
Thursday, August 23rd
at The Murphy Institute
25 West 43rd Street, between 5th and 6th avenues
18th Floor, Room C/D
The CTU's campaign has met with some initial success. Emanuel recently agreed to hire almost 500 teachers, mostly arts, PE and enrichment teachers. These teachers will be hired from a pool of laid-off, experienced teachers. The result is that a longer school day will not force teachers to work longer and harder with no compensation.
While this victory is inspiring, the CTU's strike preparations continue, as there has been no agreement on teacher pay, class sizes, merit pay and other important issues. It is urgent that teachers, parents and community members show our solidarity with CTU. We also have a lot to learn from CTU's struggle.
Come hear a presentation by a CTU member and help organize solidarity for the Chicago teachers here in NYC!
Sponsored by (list in formation): Movement of Rank and File Educators, Black New Yorkers for Educational Excellence, Coalition for Public Education, Grassroots Education Movement (GEM), Labor Notes, New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE), New York City Labor Against the War, OWS Labor Outreach Committee
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