21 Oct CPS Strike Week 2 Update
- CPS teachers and staff are continuing their strike this week with daily pickets from 6:30am and other events:
- Mon: 2pm Union Park Rally | 5-8pm Art Builds for Wednesday Actions @CTU Offices
- Tues: 9:30am LSNA Rally @The Monument | 12-1pm Triton College Strike Rally @2000 5th Ave, River Grove, IL | 2-3pm NEIU Staff Contract Rally @Village Square, Central Campus.
- Wed: MAJOR MORNING ACTIONS TBA – CPS Board Meeting and Mayor’s Budget Address
- Support the Strike: Don’t cross pickets | Join job actions and community events | Call the Mayor (312)-744-3300
- Follow on Facebook: UICUF | CTU | SEIU | Solidarity Campaign
- Other social media: Twitter | Instagram
- Help feed students who may miss school-provided meals: Bread for Ed
As of today, Monday, 10/21/19, the mass strike of CPS Teachers and school employees is continuing. Some progress has been made in negotiations, but its clear that we still need to keep the pressure on city officials if we hope to see a fair contract for Chicago’s teachers, school employees, and the students they serve.
The day began with pickets (which will continue every day from 6:30-10:30am) and demonstrations, and there will be another mass rally at Union Park at 2pm.
Tuesday’s events will include solidarity actions for the many other workers, including higher ed workers, who are fighting for fair contracts in and around Chicago. In particular, workers at Triton College will hold a rally to announce their own strike for a fair contract from 12-1pm (2000 5th Ave, River Grove, IL, 60171) and NEIU workers will rally 2-3pm after going 450 days without a contract (5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625).
Wednesday’s events have not been made public yet, but expect major actions to be announced around the Mayor’s Budget Address and the Chicago Board of Education meeting at 10:30am (42 W. Madison Street, Garden Level, Board Room).
As before, we want to remind you to support our colleagues in CPS and other educational institutions around the city and state, in any way you can. UICUF stands in solidarity with the strikers, and will continue to do so until they win fair contracts that improve conditions in our city schools for workers, students and their communities.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at UICUnitedFaculty@gmail.com.
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