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US What the Colors Worn by Striking Chicago Teachers Mean

18:20  23 october  2019
18:20  23 october  2019 Source:   nbcchicago.com

Chicago teachers continue strike as sides remain far apart on contract

  Chicago teachers continue strike as sides remain far apart on contract  Mutual frustration was on display between the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's camp late Thursday as the sides remain far apart on a contract deal on the first day of a teachers strike. While the union said progress was made, it wasn't enough to keep classes from being canceled for a second day Friday.

CHICAGO — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for people across the country to support striking Chicago teachers after joining Lightfoot defended her approach and said she will continue talking about hardships that the strike causes for families, including student-athletes who

Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others. Chicago parents are leaning on family, friends Chicago teachers strike – Striking teachers attend a news conference by the Chicago The strike by the Chicago Teachers continued into its third day as negotiations with Chicago Public

A sea of people wearing red, purple and black will soon flow through Chicago's Loop amid a days-long teachers strike in the city. But the colors they're wearing aren't random.

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According to the Chicago Teachers Union, each color worn during the march has a meaning.

Red for Chicago Teachers Union members, purple for Service Employees International Union members and black to represent "the loss of hope that the Lightfoot administration will champion the working class and our students" and "the joint effort with SEIU and [CTU] allies who have supported, strengthened and amplified our picket lines and our movement."

Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rally

  Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rally Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rallyWarren, a Massachusetts senator, is scheduled to visit with striking Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) teachers in the morning, according to her campaign.

Second, teachers confront in the Chicago Teachers Union, and the teachers ’ unions more broadly This would mean an immediate appeal to all sections of the working class to support their fight Turn the strike by teachers into a broader counteroffensive of the entire working class against social

The teachers ’ strike , which has canceled two days of classes for more than 300,000 public school students, is the most significant test so far of Ms Being at the other end of the strike , she said, did not mean she had walked away from her overarching goal of ending the sense that there are two

Thousands of striking Chicago teachers and school staff are planning to march downtown Wednesday as Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivers her first city budget address.

Chicago Teachers Union leaders are then calling for a "mass protest" after the march.

In a statement Tuesday night, the city announced that street closures were expected on a rolling basis beginning early Wednesday morning. Randolph, Washington, Clark, LaSalle, Franklin, and Wacker Drive were all expected to experience closures during the march and rally.

Commuters were advised to take public transportation if they plan on travelling to the Loop on Wednesday.

According to the union, there are four different meet-up spots on the edge of the Loop where teachers and marchers are asked to congregate, then the four groups will march to City Hall, where Lightfoot is expected to address the City Council at 10 a.m.

Chicago mayor set to unveil budget, plan for huge deficit

  Chicago mayor set to unveil budget, plan for huge deficit Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to detail how the nation's third-largest city should deal with an $838 million budget deficit when she delivers her budget address to the City Council. Lightfoot's speech set for Wednesday morning comes on the fifth day of canceled classes during a strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers. The city's budget Lightfoot will address is separate from the school district's.Lightfoot has already said her budget proposal will include a tax on solo riders using ride-hailing services in or out of downtown and doubling the tax on food and drinks in restaurants.

Chicago teachers are on strike today to demand smaller classes, much-needed student services, and stability for a profession that’s battling a corporate takeover. While teachers raised issues from evaluations to school privatization to class size to explain why they backed the strike , they were in

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is a labor union representing teachers , paraprofessionals, and clinicians in the Chicago public school system.

“The city is not done hearing us yet,” CTU President Jesse Sharkey said. “Together, we’re going to win.”

Lightfoot will deliver her budget address on Wednesday, and among the topics she’ll discuss are proposals to help fill an $838 million budget gap. The speech is expected to include details on not only how the city is planning to close that gap, but also details on potential tax increases that city residents could face.

With that as the backdrop, negotiations are still ongoing between the two sides in the labor standoff, which will cancel its fifth day of classes on Wednesday. Lightfoot and the city have said they are offering more and more each day to the union in an effort to end the strike, but to no avail just yet.

“There has to be a commitment and a will and a sense of urgency on all sides. That’s what’s going to make a difference,” Lightfoot said.

The city says its latest proposals add up to an additional $500 million more in spending for teachers and their classrooms over the next five years.

Union officials say there was a “good conversation” between the sides on Tuesday, but say they have not landed on “just terms” in those negotiations.

“We understand that we’re not going to solve all problems, but we need to see a substantial down payment and then a plan to address class sizes and other issues,” CTU Chief of Staff Jennifer Johnson said.

As the Chicago teachers' strike enters its 10th day, union says a vote could take place later today .
A vote to end the Chicago teachers' strike could happen Wednesday afternoon if a "tentative" agreement is reached, Chicago Teachers' Union President Jesse Sharkey said. © NurPhoto/Getty Images Striking teachers, school staff, and supporters rally outside the Thompson Center after marching through downtown Chicago on the ninth day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike on October 25, 2019. (Photo by Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Sharkey addressed a group of reporters Tuesday evening after the union's House of Delegates meeting.

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