Service Employees International Union
chicago teacher strike Striking Chicago teachers refused to give in, condemn mayor’s austerity budget

The strike by teachers and support staff of Chicago Public Schools entered its second week. While the city administration has made certain concessions, it has been unwilling to accept key demands, especially on hiring more support staff

Over 30,000 teachers, support staff strike in Chicago seeking fairer education system Over 30,000 teachers, support staff strike in Chicago seeking fairer education system

The major demands of the teachers who are organized under the Chicago Teachers Union are better pay and benefits, fully staffed schools, smaller classrooms and justice for students and families

Medicaid America Trump’s new Medicaid rule prohibits automatic payment of union dues

Critics of the new rule view it as an attack on the workers’ right to unionize and as a move to diminish the unions’ influence by targeting their funds.

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