CPS Lunchroom Workers Join Support Rally at Solidarity School
UNITE HERE Local 1 lunchroom workers join community organizations at rally to highlight inequalities in public schools
On Monday, September 10, 2012, approximately 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union walked out on strike to continue their effort to create schools – and workplaces – that can provide the best education for our city’s children. UNITE HERE Local 1, which represents 3,200 lunchroom workers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), stands strongly with the teachers. Though we are not on strike, we have been joining picket lines and rallies wherever possible.
Chicago Public School lunchroom workers joined Action Now at a press conference, rally, and march to show support for striking teachers. The press conference was held at one of Action Now’s solidarity schools, and they marched from the solidarity school to Penn Elementary.