Check your email first, then our website and social media, and listen to the news Monday evening. Unless you hear otherwise, the strike begins Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Tuesday morning, you should report to your school for picketing at 6 a.m.
After Tuesday, your school’s Strike Captain (usually the delegate) will sign up several members to set up picket lines at 6 a.m. before any employees arrive. Other members will picket from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Strikers should picket in front of their schools (unless otherwise instructed) from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. every morning.
Every member needs to picket every day in order to demonstrate our collective unity and determination. Sign in with your Strike Captain when you arrive and when you leave. Larger rallies with other supporters will happen later each day either downtown or elsewhere.
Citywide paraprofessionals: Report to picket lines at either Zenos Colman (4655 S. Dearborn) or Garfield Park (2651 W. Washington) network offices from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sign in at picket lines at these offices each day. Assignments may change during the week as needed.
Clinicians: Report to Chicago Public Schools, 42 W. Madison, and sign in at the picket line. There will be two shifts each day. Psychologists, speech and occupational therapists report to CPS from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; social workers, nurses, physical therapists and itinerants report to CPS from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Assignments may change during the week as needed. (Exception: Clinicians who work at Garfield Park should picket there from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
All CTU members and supporters are urged to visit the CTU website daily to receive updates on contract negotiations and strike solidarity.