Closure of campus serving African-American young men is the latest transgression in the wholesale removal of Blacks from the city of Chicago.
Strike is suspended, and teachers and paraprofessionals will return to class Monday. 1 PM TODAY, Sunday, Dec. 9: Press conference and rally with Acero strikers, parents, allies. CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago
First strike of a charter operator in U.S. history comes as management discloses it’s flush with cash on final day of bargaining—but refuses raise for paraprofessionals equal to cost of living increase.
“We’ll strike if that’s what it takes to get better classroom resources for our students,” say rank and file educators at four schools controlled by charter operator CICS.
Sisters and brothers in the Chicago Teachers Union-Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (CTU-ACTS) division have been working hard for many months and through the summer to counteract the downward pressure on the teaching profession imposed by the privatization and austerity politics of our mayor and governor. These members have previously notched some formidable wins amongst their 10 current contracts, including an enforceable class size cap of 23 at one school and beating merit pay.