Teacher Strike Confronts Chicago

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Teacher Strike Confronts Chicago

Teacher Strike Confronts Chicago’s Long History of Racial Injustice

Chicago educators took to the picket lines after months of contract negotiations with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s bargaining team. The new mayor ran on a platform that included small class sizes, additional care workers and fully funding public schools. However, Mayor Lightfoot kept Rahm Emanuel’s status quo by retaining the same counsel as Emanuel and Mayor Richard M. Daley, and the same schools chief as Emanuel.

The new mayor campaigned on improving schools — but now she’s fighting against the union tooth-and-nail to retain an untenable status quo.

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The Chicago Teachers Union’s demands for this contract are not typical. We are not only negotiating over pay. We are also seeking to right the historical wrongs in the Chicago Public Schools and the communities we serve. That is why we are pushing for more counselors, nurses, librarians and social workers in every school.AMIBC® - VOTE! BE COUNTED! BE HEARD!

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