Message of solidarity sent by CLASSE:
Solidarity for quality public education from Quebec to Chicago
Over the past months Chicago teachers, students and community members have been organizing to secure a fair contract with the Chicago Board of Education, despite sustained community rallies and ongoing intensive negotiations. A strike date of September 10 now looms.
Moving toward the first teachers’ strike in Chicago in 25 years, the Chicago Teachers Union, representing 26,000 public school teachers, has opened a strike headquarters and states, « for far too long our students have been short-changed, their teachers have been undermined and their schools have been financially starved of the resources they need. »
Coalition large de l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (CLASSE) extends our support and solidarity for the Chicago Teachers Union in the struggle to sustain quality, equitable and community based education in Chicago.