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AFGE 1395 to contribute $200.00 to the CTU to show support.
AFGE 1395 encourages members to wear RED on Tuesday September 18, 2012 in support of the CTU.
AFGE 1395 encourages all to “Tell CEO Blizzard, we all stand in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers” Call 773-553-1500
Tune in now to AFGE’s “Inside Government” as AFGE members speak out against federal budget cuts. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Sept. 7, is now available on demand.
AFGE Social Security Administration (SSA) Council 220 President Witold Skwierczynski discussed the impact budget cuts, office closures and reduced hours have on public service. Skwierczynski also provided new details of AFGE’s contract with SSA.
Late Sunday night, the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike. This came after months of intense negotiations that continued until the last hours before the strike deadline. Today, teachers, educational support personnel and community members throughout Chicago walk together on picket lines to continue to demand a contract that provides the best for students, respects educators and their work, and treats them as true partners. Despite ongoing efforts over the past weekend to reach an agreement, the CTU and the district remain divided on core issues like the best way to improve instruction, and how to ensure job security and fair compensation for educators.
Show your support for the CTU and strong public schools in Chicago by wearing red on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
SSA Bargaining Unit employees should see a increase in their transit cards today as the new ratified contract goes into effect.
The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike this morning after negotiations with Chicago Public Schools failed to reach a contract.
Teachers began picketing outside of schools at 6:30am and will hold a solidarity rally outside of the Chicago Board of Education headquarters at 125 S. Clark St. at 3:30pm on Monday afternoon.
For more information please visit The Chicago Teachers Union website (www.ctunet.com) for more information.