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Support Proviso Teachers Union

Proviso Teachers Union 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.


Most recently, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough, county, and local elected officials urged Superintendent Henderson, “to prioritize our students’ education and bring this strike to an end by finally starting to negotiate in good faith to reach a compromise with PTU Local 571."



MORE WAYS TO SHOW SUPPORT

  1. Share news coverage to bring attention to Proviso striking teachers "Unfortunately, we are one of the lowest paying districts, while our Superintendent Henderson is one of our highest paid administrators," said Angela Lanzillotti to ABC7, who has taught math for 19 years. "With his salary plus his 100% benefits and his car allowance, he's currently making more than Governor Pritzker."

  2. Share the city and county leaders' letter urging Proviso Township District 209 Supt. Dr. James L. Henderson to start bargaining in good faith.

  3. Send a message of solidarity to the strike organization. Send a message through the Proviso Teachers Care Facebook page, or mail a letter to the address below.

  4. Donate to the AFT Solidarity Strike Fund and select Proviso, or you can send checks directly to: Scott Hendrickson Proviso Teachers Union 17W075 Hillside Lane Willowbrook, IL 60527

  5. Spread the word by posting a solidarity graphic on social media using the #IFTStrong hashtag and tagging Proviso Teachers Care.

Proviso teachers will be on strike from 7:45 AM every school day until an agreement is met. Check ift-aft.org and follow IFT on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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