Organized labor almost never walks in political lockstep. But it’s truly marching to the beat of different drummers in the crowded race for mayor.
A wave of protests by NFL players began in 2016 after Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality.
“The boycott will not remain just with 200 teachers. It will expand . . . We shall march, if necessary,” Jackson said.
The musicians’ union began negotiating a new labor agreement 11 months ago; their old contract, which expired in September, was extended to March 10.
About 100 Chicago Teachers Union Members blocked the entrances to 1 N. Wacker to bring their grievances to the office of a CICS executive.
With Day 6 of the CICS teacher strike wrapping up, it’s become the longest-ever charter work stoppage.
“We would be the biggest city in the world to test this idea. This is an opportunity to lead the nation,” said retiring Ald. Ameya Pawar.
The alleged confrontation happened about 7:35 a.m. outside CICS Wrightwood Elementary on the Southwest Side.
Preckwinkle spent 10 years teaching social studies and history in the Chicago Public Schools long before she was elected 4th Ward alderman.
Teachers from Chicago International Charter School hit the picket line Tuesday at four campuses, affecting more than 2,200 students.
The four-year agreements reached over the weekend affect about 1,500 workers.
About 2,000 faculty and staff members will walk off the job next month if new agreements aren’t reached, union officials said.
Becky Strzechowski, principal officer of Teamsters Local 700, had been one of the highest-ranking female Teamsters officials in the country.
About 140 teachers could go on strike at four CICS schools, potentially affecting more than 2,200 students.
Pritzker on Tuesday said the state will initiate the process of restoring the salary steps to employees whose advances had been frozen since 2015.