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Chicago teachers rally with socialists during union strike, demand 15% raise

“If we don’t get it,” a Cather Elementary teacher screamed into a megaphone in front of the school Thursday.

Dozens of others foisted picket signs into the air as they marched in a circle and shouted back in response: “Shut it down!”

That’s the scene in Chicago, where 26,000 teachers with the Chicago Teachers Union and nearly 8,000 support workers with the Service Employees International Union went on strike to pressure taxpayers into a big raise. The CTU and SEIU are backed by local socialist and communist allies on the picket lines to hold the education of 362,000 Chicago students hostage in hopes of job guarantees and significant salary increases the city can’t afford.

The CTU presented Chicago Public Schools 83 pages of […]

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