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CTU stands with CSO strikers as Mabie and fellow board members wage war on pensions for musicians and teachers

CTU stands with CSO strikers as Mabie and fellow board members wage war on pensions for musicians and teachers

Wealthy CSO board treasurer James Mabie co-founded ChiArts high school—and both outfits refuse to fund workers’ pensions. CHICAGO—Finance executives have salivated for decades at the prospect of getting their hands on workers’ retirement nest eggs and the...
Protest, 4:30P Monday, 3/11: ChiArts management locks public out of board meeting as contract talks drag

Protest, 4:30P Monday, 3/11: ChiArts management locks public out of board meeting as contract talks drag

Press conference: 4:30PM Monday, March 11 ChiArts High School, 2714 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago Teachers to rally to demand fair contract as CTU members mull strike at ChiArts, what would be first strike of a publicly funded contract school in U.S. history....
CTU suspends CICS strike, winning CPS pay schedules, class size reductions, and guarantees on social workers and counselors

CTU suspends CICS strike, winning CPS pay schedules, class size reductions, and guarantees on social workers and counselors

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...
Legislators challenge CICS violation of new state education funding formula

Legislators challenge CICS violation of new state education funding formula

10AM TODAY, Saturday, 2/16: Operation PUSH with CICS strikers 930 E. 50th St., Chicago 4PM Tuesday, 2/19: CICS quarterly public board meeting 11 E. Adams St., Chicago. AFT President Randi Weingarten to join strikers, allies. Lead sponsors of state’s historic...
FRI.: Sen. Duckworth to join CICS educators after day of actions, as strike continues

FRI.: Sen. Duckworth to join CICS educators after day of actions, as strike continues

11:30A, Friday, 2/15: protest at Goldberg Kohn, office of CICS founding board member David Chizewer, 55 E. Monroe 2:45PM: Sen Duckworth, state legislators to join CICS strikers, CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago Senator to meet with CTU teachers and...

TODAY, 5PM: Rev. Jackson to join CICS strikers to demand that CICS free hoarded funds and settle strike

5PM TODAY, Thursday, 2/14: Rev. Jesse Jackson stands with CTU strikers CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago Teachers and paras have been on picket lines since Feb. 5 in longest strike against charter operator in U.S. history, while management continues to refuse to...
Strikers to target CICS leadership in civil disobedience after fruitless bargaining

Strikers to target CICS leadership in civil disobedience after fruitless bargaining

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...