Jackson Potter from the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) patiently explained plans for next week as well as the basics of the CTU strike strategy. The CTU is using the Teamster Local 705 building on the city's West Side as their Strike HQ. The CTSC will volunteers there assigned to assemble picket signs, create printed literature, do social media and join picketlines where needed.
Chicago teachers are getting support from all over the city, the nation and the world. San Francisco teachers ordered 200 of our Solidarity Campaign T-shirts. There was a solidarity rally in NYC and solidarity messages from France and Canada. More support continues to come in.
CTU old-timers who have been through other strikes report that the spirit and energy within the union is the highest they have ever seen.