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NYC: Solidarity March for Chicago Teachers, Monday 9/10

Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 9, 2012, 1:29 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: labor, strike, teachers, education, solidarity, union, chicago, nyc

Solidarity with CTU

Chicago teachers are likely to strike tomorrow, Monday, September 10th. Please join MORE (Movement of Rank-and-File Educators) and Occupy Wall Street to stand with them in solidarity!

When: Monday, September 10th at 5pm
Where: Meet at the south side of Union Square (14th Street)

Teachers in Chicago are striking for increased resources and quality programs for students and fair working conditions for teachers.

MORE sees the Chicago teachers’ fight as part of a growing national resistance movement against corporate-backed education reformers who bash teachers, push high stakes testing, and promote school privatization as solutions to the problems in our public education system. The destructive “reforms” being pushed in Chicago are the same as those we see here in New York.

Come early at 4:30 to make signs. We’ll have some supplies, but folks are strongly encouraged to bring extra poster board and markers. After a rally with speeches from several union activists, we’ll march at 5:30 to the New York office of Democrats for Education reform, a PAC made up of hedge fund managers seeking to profit from school privatization schemes. DFER has sponsored anti-CTU ads and petitions in Chicago and supports pro-charter, pro-reform candidates and policies here in New York. The DFER office is at 928 Broadway between 21st and 22nd Streets.

Links and Resources:

download flyer here
CTU: Strike Central
Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign



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[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Good deal!!!

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 11 years ago

March for teachers, & unions everywhere! Vote out anti union politicians

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Here's some words from Jim DeMint.

Take note of the organizations on the wall behind him.


[-] -2 points by oneandone (-67) 11 years ago

Yea...how dare the city offer the nation's highest paid teachers, only a 16% increase in pay...for 9 months work.

Wake up you fucking idiots...

[-] 1 points by audacesiuvat (2) 11 years ago

Clearly we should be blaming the people who have managed to fend off having their share of national wealth transferred to the plutocrats, instead of joining forces and fighting. Good plan thx!


[-] -3 points by brudlo (-454) 11 years ago

they want a 30% raise on their $70,000 + salaries they are being paid. that $ 70,000 does not include the benefits they already get. they turned down a 16% raise. the graduation rate in chicago is at about 50%. they are already overpaid failures, just like obama.