Solidarity with Striking Chicago Teachers Forum/Fundraiser
The outcome of the battle between the CTU, and ex-Obama adviser and now-Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, has major ramifications for the future of Public Education, Public-Sector Unionism, and the bi-partisan politics of austerity. On one side you have a City Gov
ernment which has demanded a longer workday with no additional pay, seeks to hand over much of the school system to non-union charter schools, and has taken away money from promised cost-of-living raises, it turns out, to pay for more police in the schools. On the other side, you have the students, parents and teachers; they voted 98% to authorize a strike beginning September 10th, and have been mobilizing continually to save their profession and the very idea of universal, free, public education. Which side are you on?
Location: City Heights Rec Center