Posts tagged ‘Chicago Teachers Union’

PDA-IL: Kristine Mayle of the Chicago Teachers Union on the current state of contract negotiations

by , posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 10:06 am

from PDA-IL

Chicago Teachers Union Financial Secretary Kristine Mayle speaks on the current state of Chicago Public Schools and contract negotiations.

August 13, 2012


Grassroots Collaborative: Fulton on the River Action, Chicago, August 7th

by , posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 9:27 am

from the Grassroots Collaborative

Shut down the LaSalle Central TIF!


Walking Through the Halls of Power

by , posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Reflections from the Workers United Hall at 333 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago IL on July 30, 2012 – Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign meeting.

Present, past and future merge –

strolling through the halls of power
Walking in their footsteps – gaining strength hour by hour

Their voices echo off cold brick walls – shattering doubt and despair.
Only resolve lives here!

Great women and men sat on this very chair – plotting justice.
Alive and well – justice lives here!

Their rough hands pounded on this table – a solidarity drum – Here! Here!
Only solidarity lives here!

From the stage, the people’s voices gave democracy birth – the birth pains of revolution –
America, Democracy lives here!

It is here that anguish and anger

chiseled change – challenging pragmatism’s powerful, “no.”
Si, Se Puede is all we know – hope lives here!

Ours is not the first nor the last – today’s struggles strengthened by the past
Worn steps, worn bodies – warm welcome comrades!
Power through unity – our future lives here!


CTU: Explaining the strike authorization vote at Ray School

by , posted on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 7:00 am

from the Chicago Teachers Union

Visit for information on the strike authorization vote.


CPS Parent Matt Farmer Puts Penny Pritzker on Trial at CTU’s STANDS STRONG RALLY

by , posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

from the Chicago Teachers Union

Chicago Public Schools parent Matt Farmer puts billionaire Board of Education member Penny Pritzker on trial at Chicago Teachers Union’s Stands Strong rally. Pritzker doesn’t seem to feel it is necessary to provide other people’s children with the same educational experience as hers.