Solidarity (updated with photos)

Above is a slide show of pictures we have received from locals standing with the Chicago Teachers union:

  • because they are fighting the corporate reform agenda that punishes teachers rather than collaborates with them,
  • because they don’t have textbooks for kids, or air conditioning for humane learning conditions, and
  • for so many more reasons.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the link to a one-page summary of their proposals to strengthen elementary and secondary education in the Chicago public schools.

Across New York state, educators wore red on Wednesday in solidarity.

Here’s a link to a Chicago Tribune report about support other unions are showing CTU.

Their fight is our fight.

Email additional images of your members in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union to

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  1. Sylvia Grossbach September 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    My name is Sylvia Grossbach and I am an adjunct faculty member at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood NY. I am also a member of the NYSUT and the AFT.

    My son, Elliot Astur (age 41), a singer/songwriter living in Manhattan, has been deeply moved by the attack on public workers and their loss of union rights, and has created “UNIONS,” an original song and video on behalf of member solidarity.

    Whether you’re a teacher, firefighter, nurse, social worker, sanitation worker, prison guard, etcetera, Elliot’s new song “UNIONS” is for you.

    Feel free to forward this to others, to download the song/video, or to use the music to help with your cause. Contact Elliot – 917-968-1200 – if you would like him to perform at a rally or function. Thank you.

    Photos: Elliot singing to his Wisconsin video in support of Unions at The Second March on Trenton by the NEA on June 23, 2011

    Sylvia Grossbach
    15 Dolly Dr.
    Commack, NY 11725

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