STRIKE ALERT: Chicago Public School Teachers and Workers are on strike!
October 18, 2019
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), SEIU Local 73 school support staff and Park District workers went on strike today to improve student learning conditions including classroom size, access to nurses as counselors, and wraparound services for vulnerable students.
35,000 public employees in Chicago walked off the job at the same time. The CTU represents 25,000 teachers employed by one of the country’s largest school systems. Another 7,000 Chicago Public School workers represented by SEIU Local 73 — security guards, bus aides, special education classroom assistants and custodians — and about 2,500 employees of the Chicago Park District joined picket lines together.
Show our support for CPS teachers and staff as we fight for more resources and support for our students:
- Call Chicago Mayor Lightfoot 312-744-3300
- Plan to join an upcoming picket line or Solidarity Event near you.
- The United Master Executive Council plans to join these dedicated workers on the picket line on Tuesday morning, October 22, 2019. We will have more information available on our website at www.unitedafa.org early next week.
Watch this video to understand what they're fighting for >