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IFT sends solidarity and support to IFT members on strike

Updated: Mar 8

Show support to your fellow union sisters and brothers by standing alongside them on the picket lines, providing food, coffee, donuts, or pizza, donating to the AFT Solidarity Strike Fund, or sharing a message of support on social media.

 

PATTON FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

Patton teachers and aides will begin their strike Tuesday, March 8, demanding Superintendent Kunst give Patton students the financial investment required to build a fully resourced school district and a salary that will addresses the high teacher turnover faced by the district.



TUESDAY, MARCH 8

7:45 AM - 4:30 PM: Strike Lines (Patton Elementary: 13700 S Stewart Ave., Riverdale) 



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

7:45 AM - 4:30 PM: Strike Lines (Patton Elementary: 13700 S Stewart Ave., Riverdale) 



1:00 PM: AFT President Randi Weingarten will visit the strike line


Patton teachers will be on strike from 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM, every school day until an agreement is met.



PROVISO TEACHERS UNION

Proviso educators began their strike on Friday, March 4 after nearly a year of bargaining. Issues remaining on the table for teachers include reducing and balancing class sizes at each school and a salary that attracts and retains teachers and makes District 209 competitive with neighboring Cook County high school districts.



TUESDAY, MARCH 8

7:45 AM - 3:30 PM: Strike Lines

  • Proviso East: 807 S. 1st Ave., Maywood

  • Proviso West: 4701 Harrison St., Hillside

  • Proviso Math and Science Academy (PMSA): 8601 Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park


WEDNESDAY MARCH 9

7:45 AM - 3:30 PM: Strike Lines


3:00 PM: Local labor leaders and AFT President Randi Weingarten will rally for Proviso teachers at Proviso Math and Science Academy (PMSA)


Proviso teachers will be on strike from 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM, every school day until an agreement is met.



IFT will continue to provide critical support for our members but you can show our union family we have their backs. Please consider donating today.




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