Texas AFT stands in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union!


After more than 10 months of frustrating bargaining, over 25,000 Chicago Teachers Union  teachers, clinicians, teaching assistants and support staff are officially on strike as of today. The goal: to win—in writing, in an enforceable contract—learning and working conditions that respect educators and provide Chicago’s students with the schools they deserve.

Educators there are fighting for conditions that include smaller class sizes, adequate staffing—from social workers and school nurses to librarians and teachers for English language learners and special education students—and living wages for paraprofessionals, some of whom earn less than $30,000/year. You can show your support on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #PutItinWriting.