CTU calls on members to join and support Chicago City Hall Sit-In

Leaders of the 30,000-member Chicago Teachers Union have issued a call for the union's members to begin joining the sit-in outside the offices of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the fifth floor of Chicago's City Hall beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012.

In an email to all union members, CTU Staff Coordinator Jackson Potter said the following.

Dear member:

Today, over 200 parents, students, educators, and community leaders participated in a sit-in outside the Mayor’s office demanding a meeting to discuss the plan to turnaround, close, and consolidate schools.

We will continue our sit-in tomorrow, Thursday January 5th starting at 8:00 AM. Please join us.

City Hall

121 N LaSalle St, Fifth Floor

Members can also go to the CTU website ( to see the CTU video of the beginning of the sit in. Updated reports will be published at the top of the Substance Home Page ( as they come in.


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