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CTU frontline educators battle deep staffing cuts at CICS charter schools

CTU frontline educators battle deep staffing cuts at CICS charter schools

1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 23: Press availability via Zoom. CICS management continues to hoard $35 million in public education funds, while proposing layoffs that will undercut students’ educations, derail ability to support special needs students. CHICAGO—CTU...
Charter operator defies safety, demands in-person election during pandemic

Charter operator defies safety, demands in-person election during pandemic

EPIC management’s dangerous demand for in-person elections at school whose community is ravaged by COVID-19 cases mirrors other charter operators’ misdeeds. CHICAGO, April 22, 2020—Workers at EPIC charter school have been organizing to unionize for months. An...
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...

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...