The Chicago Teachers Union stands in solidarity with the more than 200 Loretto Hospital workers currently on strike for safer working conditions, better patient outcomes and fair wages. These brave union siblings were frontline workers during the pandemic, keeping our communities safe and saving lives.
We stand in solidarity with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters as they work to eradicate the two tiers of jobs where wages, benefits and union rights are unfairly curtailed.
Chicago Teachers Union President Stacy Davis Gates issued the following statement in solidarity with striking faculty and staff at Chicago State University, who walked out today after nearly a year of bargaining without results: “Inspired by their bravery, strength and willingness to sacrifice, we at the Chicago Teachers Union stand united with our union siblings on strike today at Chicago State University.
In recent weeks, CTU members fanned out across the city — on foot and electronically — to make the case to thousands of voters about the importance of investing in schools, housing the unhoused, health care, effective public transportation, LGBTQ+ rights, and environmental protections. Brandon’s campaign is the most diverse, multi-generational, and inspirational we have seen in a long while. This outreach moved people closer to an inclusive and equitable vision of the schools and the city our students deserve.
Falguni Dave, a critical care RN and union activist for her involvement in the campaign to pass the Illinois Workers Rights amendment. Off the clock Falguni took a picture which was used for postcards and a Facebook post promoting the Illinois workers rights amendment. Hospital management is accusing her now of violating the hospital’s social media policy.
Poor working conditions continue as companies continue to profit off the lie of corporate support of “essential” workers. Educators can relate.
These procedures for the fund to benefit educators who suffered financial hardship due to retaliation for exercising their right to work safely and remotely were approved by the House of Delegates at its March 3, 2021 meeting.
A brave few stepped forward and inspired us all throughout this fight. CPS agreed to reinstate all locked out members and drop discipline against them. The mayor and CPS refused to pay the wages they owe PSRPs and teachers who stood up for safety. We’re supporting them and fighting to get what they deserve.
Download this virtual background to show you’re teaching remotely in solidarity with Clerks, Tech Cos, Clinicians, Pre-K to 8th Grade and Cluster teachers.
Updated Friday evening, June 12: Just as he did last weekend, our ally Ervin Lopez has compiled a list of marches, caravans and other events for racial justice, against police violence and for a more just Chicago. We will update this post as we receive and vet further information. Thank you, Ervin!