Tag: strike

Walmart Strike

In what could be “the largest-scale labor action ever,” many Walmart employees around the country are set to strike on Thanksgiving as Walmart is one of many stores set to begin their Black Friday sales as most of the country is set to sit down at their Thanksgiving dinner tables. In addition to being an …

CTU Strike: Day 2 Update

First and foremost, CTU President Karen Lewis on MSNBC’s The Ed Show: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-ed-show/48996251/#48996251 Some SEIU Local 1 members who work in Chicago schools as custodians are now preparing to go out on strike as a show of solidarity with the teachers Journalist and author Chris Hedges: “The teachers’ strike in Chicago is arguably one of the …

More PJSTA solidarity for CTU

The Chicago Teachers Union is On Strike

Tonight Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis announced that the CTU will be on strike tomorrow.  Among the major issues is the new teacher evaluation system that the city is trying to implement and the city’s insistance on eliminating steps and columns in the teachers’ contract. There is no overstating the importance of this situation …

Wear Red Tomorrow… and a Sunday Night Update on the CTU

*UPDATE* No deal has been reached yet. CTU President Karen Lewis has scheduled a press conference at 10 pm. The CTU’s House of Delegates (equivalent to PJSTA’s rep council) would have to approve an agreement and they have not been called to meet yet. More after the presser. ******************************************************************************** Please remember to wear red tomorrow …

A Scab’s Guide to Teaching

In the event of a strike, the Chicago Sun- Times is reporting that the Chicago Public Schools will be opening 144 buildings to be staffed by “principals, assistant principals, Central Office Staff and non-CTU employees, as well as yet-to-be-approved vendors.”  They released a guide for those non-teachers to help them prepare for the classroom on …

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