Tag: CTU

Karen Lewis’ Speech to 18,000

Now THAT’S How to Celebrate Labor Day!

An estimated 18,000 people rallied at Daley Plaza in Chicago before marching towards the board of education.  Members of the Chicago Teachers Union were joined by members of the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Nurses Association, the National Association fo Letter Carriers, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and several …

“We’re tired of being bullied, belittled and betrayed…”

“We’re tired of being bullied, belittled and betrayed. We have done everything asked of us, yet we continue to be vilified and treated with disrespect.” -Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union I think the above statement is one that we can all get behind. If a settlement is not reached by September 10th …

Chicago Teachers *UPDATE*

Today the Chicago Teachers Union set a strike date for Monday, September 10th. Check back here often as this story unfolds. Their fight is our fight

Why You Should Be Paying Attention to Chicago

Merit pay, standardized testing based evaluations, privatization of schools, the destruction of public education at the hands of billionaires.  You have been hearing about all of this for quite some time now.  We have been scapegoated as villains across the country.  It seems a day can’t go by without coming across another story about how …