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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...

Strikers to file formal complaint against CICS with IL Attorney General

1PM, TODAY, Tuesday, 2/12: Protest, delegation to IL Attorney General 100 W. Randoph St., Chicago Bi Monday bargaining after management repeats same inadequate ‘offers’, while CICS strikers train for civil disobedience to free part of $36 million in...
Strikers to take educational demands directly to CICS CEO

Strikers to take educational demands directly to CICS CEO

1PM TODAY, Monday, 2/11: Protest, delegation to CICS CEO 11 E. Adams St., Chicago Sunday night bargaining makes clear that ability to settle strike sits in hands CICS executives who refuse to dip into surplus to avoid larger class sizes, fewer counselors, no extra...
TODAY 1PM: Solidarity rally with CICS strikers as pressure on CICS mounts to settle

TODAY 1PM: Solidarity rally with CICS strikers as pressure on CICS mounts to settle

1PM Sat., 2/9: Rally with CICS strikers, CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll. Please RSVP @ chrisgeovanis@ctulocal1 so we can reserve space for cameras and reporters. CTU continues to reject management demand to trade raises for cuts to student services, as CICS continues to balk...
Shady CICS finances prompts legislators to call hearing on management structures

Shady CICS finances prompts legislators to call hearing on management structures

12:45PM Fri.: press availability before state legislative hearing, 160 N. LaSalle St. 1PM Fri.: IL General Assembly subject matter hearing, C-600, 6th floor, Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle St. 1PM Sat., 2/9: Rally with CICS strikers, CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll. Please...

CTU to beef up CICS picket lines, target charter lobbyist INCS

6AM Thurs: Press conference/picket, CICS /Wrightwood, 8130 S. California 1PM Thurs: Protest/press conference: INCS, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago “We refuse to throw our student’s needs under the bus in exchange for raises,” say CTU members, as...

CTU strike against charter operator CICS moves into second day

6AM Wed.: Press conference/picket, CICS Northtown, 3900 W. Peterson Ave. (see below for times and addresses of school pickets) 1PM Wed: Protest/press conference: CW Henderson, 20 W. Kinzie St., Chicago Pickets start at 6AM and 6:30AM, with 1PM action to target company...
CTU on strike against charter operator CICS

CTU on strike against charter operator CICS

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...