FEA Supports CTU's Efforts

The FEA Executive Cabinet has approved this resolution of support for the members of the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU).


Why CTU took Action       AFT and members strongly support Chicago Teachers Union



Florida Education Association staffers (including many proud Florida Staff Organization members) wore red yesterday on September 12, 2012 as part of a nationwide a show of solidarity with striking Chicago Teachers Union members. More than a dozen more FEA staff members wore red but were either on a Campaign '12 conference call or working in the field.

RESOLUTION
Support the Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Parents and Students

WHEREAS:  Chicago parents and teachers have united for better schools; and
WHEREAS:  Chicago’s teachers and other school professionals voted to strike on September 10, 2012, to demand a fair contract from the Chicago Board of Education; and
WHEREAS:  They also demand that the Chicago Board of Education make every school day better, not just longer by increasing art, music and physical education classes in all schools; and
WHEREAS:  There’s a great deal of work to do to create the schools our students deserve, which includes:

•    REDUCE CLASS SIZE
•    PROVIDE SOCIAL SERVICES CHILDREN NEED
•    INVEST IN ALL SCHOOLS
•    SUPPORT TEACHERS AS PROFESSIONALS
•    STOP CHARTER EXPANSIONS; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Florida Education Association and its affiliates support the actions of Chicago teachers and other education professionals; and
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED we ask fellow supporters to tell Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard that you stand with the Chicago Teachers Union, parents and students. Demand smaller classes, a better school day, and a fair contract! Call Mayor Emanuel at 312.744.3300 CEO Brizard at 773.553.1500

If you’d like to donate to the CTU’s Solidarity Fund, here’s a link:
https://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4013/c/468/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=7204

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