(via the Illinois Federation of Teachers)
CTU and Local 1708 have been forced to the picket lines.
After three years of difficult bargaining with an ever-changing administration, the 450 full- and part-time workers at the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) were forced to the picket lines today. They need your help! These workers serve on the front lines of the City Colleges and provide critical student and administrative services at the seven campuses. Nearly 2/3 of the part-time employees are paid less than Chicago's minimum wage and can't afford healthcare. Despite that, the salaries in the chancellor's office have increased by nearly 40 percent in the last two years. Local 1708 members deserve a livable wage and respect on the job! Here's what you can do to help:
Donate to the Local 1708 strike fund.
Post photos and videos of support on social media and tag @local1708.
Send solidarity messages to: The Federation of College Clerical and Technical Personnel, ATTN: Teresa Walker, Treasurer, 53 W Jackson Blvd. Suite 1362, Chicago, IL 60604.
Please donate and show your support today!