Friday, October 18, 2019
We Support CTU
25,000 Chicago Public School Teachers On Strike
APFA supports the striking educators not only in Chicago but across the country as they seek fair wages, smaller class sizes, more support staff, and more school funding.
The Chicago Teachers Union said their negotiations with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot are still stalled, “with the mayor refusing to put key provisions meant to help Chicago’s students succeed into writing,” the group said in a statement.
“We want the people of this city to know that we don’t take this strike lightly, and I say that as both a teacher and a parent,” said Monroe Elementary School teacher Lori Torres in the CTU statement.
We are at a time in history where labor is often forgotten, taken for granted, and pushed to the brink of what should be expected of a work force. It’s time to send a clear message, not just to the City of Chicago, but to the country: we are unified and we will not accept anything less than what we deserve. When we raise the bar for one of our brothers or sisters, we raise the bar for all of us.
Join the picket line at Chicago City Hall.