This is what UNITY looks like!
And also see bornadem's diary: Chicago Teachers Rock!!
Great to see UE out there supporting the teachers!
We Are The UNION! Mighty, Mighty UNION!
Teachers rally at CPS HQ
Teachers March on the South Side
"SOS Supports the Chicago Teachers Union and the Children"
March to Save Our Children:
After months of negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools have failed to come to an agreement. SOS Supports the Chicago Teachers Union and the Children http://saveourschoolsmarch.com/.... In Chicago,, support for education and educators is strong. Texas parents too are concerned and stand with Chicago teachers, In Canada, New York, and yes, even on the streets of Chicago, Moms, Dad, and the children, students who feel the pain their teachers have taken to the streets to say, "I trust Educators with my children's education...Not politicians and not corporations."
Stickin' to the Union at Pierce Elementary
Enough Is Enough
This is a great video. Photos from past CTU strikes mixed in with photos from Day 1 of the current strike. My favorite sign:
Mis estudiantes escuchan mejor que Rahm.
And reporting from the front lines:
Our very own BobboSphere, a retired teacher and member of the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign Check out this diary for his first hand account of Day 1. Inspiring.
Some great photos from Day 1
From this diary by accuppajo who set out with his son, both in their red t-shirts, to capture the Spirit of Solidarity alive on the streets of Chicago.
25,000 Teachers Can Surely Roll the UNION On!
"We will join hands together for the emancipation of the human race. We do not live for ourselves alone. We are not building here today for now; we are building for long years to come, and the foundation which you lay with..your sore hearts will not perish with the years. It will grow and grow and live, and when the enemies of this organization shall lie mouldering in the grave and the world will have forgotten that they ever lived, your organization and your work will live."
Jan 25, 1901
(Before she was a Union organizer, Mother Jones was a school teacher.)