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In Powerful Warning to City Officials, Chicago Teachers Vote for Mass Strike

December 15, 2015

The list of demands in this post from Common Dreams does not include anything about wages or benefits: it talks about the restoration of schooling driven by something other than test scores and services for children in need…. items that would restore dignity to teaching and improve support for children raised in poverty.

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) on Monday voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if contract disputes are not resolved, paving the way for members’ second mass walkout since 2012 as city officials threaten further cuts and layoffs. “Chicago Teachers Union members do not want to strike, but we do demand that you listen to us,” said CTU vice president Jesse Sharkey. “Do not cut our schools, do not lay off educators or balance the budget on our backs.”

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