Union resolutions

Support for the Chicago Teachers Union during its strike

Passed by the UFT Executive Board at its Sept. 10 meeting.

WHEREAS the 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) have failed to reach an agreement with the Chicago Board of Education and Mayor Rahm Emanuel by the strike deadline of Monday, September 10, 2012, and the CTU is currently on strike for the first time in 25 years, and;

WHEREAS a provision in legislation that was passed in Illinois requires an affirmative vote of 75 percent of union membership in order to authorize a strike, and over 90 percent of the members of the CTU affirmed their intention to strike if negotiations failed this summer, therefore;

BE IT RESOLVED, the members of the United Federation of Teachers stand in solidarity with the members of the Chicago Teachers Union, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the United Federation of Teachers support the Chicago Teachers Union during its strike effort in whatever way our sisters and brothers at the CTU request of us.

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