CEA supports Chicago teachers
Chicago teachers are on strike. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is in its 75th year, representing teachers and school support staff and advocating for the city's K-12 students. CTU represents nearly 30,000 school employees.
CEA President Kerrie Dallman, a Jefferson County high school teacher, told the Chicago teachers today that their Colorado colleagues stand with them in their fight for a fair contract.
"As fellow school employees, we value collective action and collaboration in our quest to achieve reasonable, equitable salaries and working conditions," Dallman said. "This week you represent American public school employees who are fighting not only for our unions - but also for the resources to educate our students and for our employers’ trust and respect. We know you are on the picket line for your students and for all of us. We proudly join hands with you in Solidarity and Unity."
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel also spoke to CTU members in his statement about the strike.
Follow CTU and its progress in going back to the negotiations table to get an acceptable settlement by checking the CTU web site.
CEA leaders, members and staff wear red for Chicago educators at recent training.