Chicago Federation of Labor – Endorsed Candidates

Last night’s debate illustrates just how much is at stake in this election for working men and women. From the top of the ticket all the way to the bottom, working people have stark choices between candidates who want to protect the top 1% and those who want to build an economy that works for everyone.

You don’t have to wait until November 6 to make your voice heard. You can go to the polls now during the early voting period to vote for labor’s endorsed candidates.

For information about where you can vote and which candidates have been endorsed by organized labor, visit www.chicagolabor.org/politics.

After you vote, join us in making calls to other union members to make sure they get out and vote. We have expanded our phone bank operation for the last few weeks of the campaign.

We have expanded hours at the Painters District Council in Chicago and are opening a second calling location at the IUOE Local 150 in Countryside beginning Thursday, Oct. 25 and running through Election Day.

Click here for information about how you can get involved

In Unity,

The Chicago Federation of Labor

 

Chicago Teacher Strike: Fighting for Students

AFL-CIO Now

 

09/10/2012; Jackie Tortora

 Photo by Sarah Jane Rhee.

At 12:01 a.m. today, for the first time in 25 years, more than 29,000 teachers and education professionals of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) were forced out on strike to gain a contract that provides students with the education they deserve.

CTU expressed disappointment in the school district’s refusal to concede on issues involving resources for students, job security and compensation—including the district’s decision to strip teachers and paraprofessionals of an agreed-upon 4 percent raise. Resources for students also are highlighted in a one-page paper excerpt of their 46-page comprehensive study, “The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve,” outlining the type of school and educational environment their students should have. Its recommendations include: Continue reading “Chicago Teacher Strike: Fighting for Students”

Chicago Federation of Labor – Watch This Video!

Chicago Federation of Labor – Watch This Video

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This Labor Day, working men and women are doing more than enjoying the unofficial end of summer with our family and friends. We remember the true meaning of this national holiday, honoring the strength and spirit of the labor movement and working people.

The last decade has been a difficult one for America’s middle class. But we aren’t giving up. Today, we are launching a video that recognizes the role working men and women play in our communities–from the things they do at work to the things they do in our neighborhoods.

You can watch the video here. Continue reading “Chicago Federation of Labor – Watch This Video!”