[ Internal Teacher Union Politics ] Retiree Delegate Election Shows Members First Gaining Ground

In the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) retiree delegates election - Members First defeated Core to gain five seats at the House of Delegates monthly meetings.

Similar to the recent Chicago Teachers Pension Fund election . . .

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John Lewis was the top vote-getter
<br />in the recent CTU retiree delegate election

Rally at Haymarket Square

Rally at Haymarket Square

The rally began peacefully under a light rain on the evening of May 4. August Spies, Albert Parsons, and Samuel Fielden spoke to a crowd estimated variously between 600 and . . .

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1886 engraving was the most widely reproduced image of the Haymarket massacre. It shows Methodist pastor Samuel Fielden speaking, the bomb exploding, and the riot beginning simultaneously; in reality, Fielden had finished speaking before the explosion.

"Prepare for the Stormy Times Before Us"

"Prepare for the Stormy Times Before Us"

Chicago's Haymarket affair
May 4, 1886 https://publish.illinois.edu

On Tuesday, May 4, 1886, at 7:30 PM, around 1,500 workers gathered on Desplaines Street in Chicago between Lake . . .

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Illustration of the rally, and approaching police, in Haymarket Square the evening of May 4, 1886.

Haymarket Massacre 1886

On May 3, striking workers in Chicago met near the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company plant. Union molders at the plant had been locked out since early February and the predominantly Irish-American workers at McCormick had . . .

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Flier calling for a rally in the Haymarket on May 4.

May Day 2021



The Brief Origins of May Day

By Eric Chase - 1993
https://archive.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday/

Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers' Day of May Day. For . . .

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The Workers’ Maypole (1894)

Radical Object: Walter Crane’s The Workers’ Maypole (1894)

By Laura C. Forster on May 1, 2020 in Radical Objects
https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/radical-object-walter-cranes-the-workers-maypole-1894/


First published in 1894 in Justice, Walter Crane’s The Workers’ Maypole . . .

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 First published in 1894 in Justice, Walter Crane’s The Workers’ Maypole declares ‘the cause of labour is the hope of the world’. Born in Liverpool in 1845, Walter Crane was a prolific illustrator associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, and his creations are some of the most enduring visual imaginings of the British socialist movement. The Workers’ Maypole calls for ‘solidarity’ and ‘humanity’, ‘employers’ liability’, ‘eight hours’ and ‘no starving children’. In the centre of the scene Crane’s beflowered May queen welcomes the toilers of the world and carries their banners high. Powerful yet whimsical, The Workers Maypole brings together English folk tradition and the demands of the international labour movement.

U.S. Department of Education Speaks

Our new boss at the U.S. Department of Education recently released

Volume 2—2021 ED COVOID-19 HANDBOOK Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs





Roadmap to Reopening Safely and . . .

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Volume 2—2021
<br />ED COVOID-19 HANDBOOK
<br />Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs

[ Former CPS CAO Arrested ] Broward superintendent and school district’s top lawyer to hear charges in court in May

Broward superintendent and school district’s top lawyer to hear charges in court in May

David Goodhue & Samantha Gross @ miamiherald.com
April 22, 2021 02:45 PM, Updated April 22, 2021 03:01 PM
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Broward Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, left, and the ​Broward​ School Board’s general counsel, Barbara Myrick, right, were arrested Wednesday. Runcie has been charged with one count of perjury stemming from his grand-jury testimony related to school safety funding. Myrick has been charged with one count of unlawful disclosure of statewide grand jury proceedings. (pic from www.miamiherald.com)

CTU/CPS April 15, 2021 Addendum to the Memorandum of Agreement on the Resumption of In-person Instruction (Ratified April 18, 2020)

UPDATED- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 18, 2021

CHICAGO, April 18, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey sent the email below to rank and file CTU members this afternoon, to announce today’s voting results on . . .

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Ramadan 2021

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Army 2nd Lieutenant Caron Nazario sues police for pepper spraying, threatening him during stop

Army lieutenant sues police for pepper spraying, threatening him during stop


Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/04/10/army-lieutenant-sues-police-for-pepper-spraying-threatening-him-during-stop/
12 hours ago

Lt. Caron Nazario was driving his newly-purchased #ChevyTahoe​ home when two . . .

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HBO’s Exterminate All the Brutes (2021) Is a Radical Masterpiece About White Supremacy, Violence and the History of the West

HBO’s Exterminate All the Brutes (2021) Is a Radical Masterpiece About White Supremacy, Violence and the History of the West

by Judy Berman time.com
April 7, 2021 9:28 AM EDT

https://time.com/5952888/exterminate-all-brutes-review/
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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says youth sports fueling uptick in COVID-19 cases

CDC boss Rochelle Walensky says youth sports fueling uptick in COVID-19 cases

By Kate Sheehy April 5, 2021 | 1:38pm | Updated
https://nypost.com/2021/04/05/cdc-director-youth-sports-fueling-uptick-in-covid-19-cases/

Youth sports are helping to fuel the worrisome rise in . . .

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says youth sports fueling uptick in COVID-19 cases (4/5/21)

What Does ‘Fair Use’ Mean When Talking About Copyrighted Material?

What Does ‘Fair Use’ Mean When Talking About Copyrighted Material?



by Alex Mitchell
www.emergingedtech.com

Working with fellow educators regularly, I know that we can all use an occasional refresher on Fair . . .

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Fair use symbol

Pritzker Signs Bill Restoring Bargaining Rights for Chicago Teachers

Pritzker Signs Bill Restoring Bargaining Rights for Chicago Teachers



Heather Cherone | April 2, 2021 5:02 pm
WTTW News
https://news.wttw.com/2021/04/02/pritzker-signs-bill-restoring-bargaining-rights-chicago-teachers

Defying Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill . . .

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CTU Strike April 1, 2016

CTU ends one-day strike with downtown rally

By Catalyst Chicago | April 1, 2016




Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members took to the streets today for a one-day strike that . . .

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GOP Rep Matt Gaetz of Florida is being investigated for allegations of sexual relationship with a 17-year-old

The investigation into Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, was opened in the final months of the Trump administration under Attorney General William P. Barr.



The New York Times By Michael S. . . .

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Substance News

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Cowboy Strike of 1883

Cowboy Strike of 1883
by Robert E. Zeigler tshaonline.org
Texas State Historical Association

In the two decades after the Civil War the open-range cattle industry dominated the Great Plains, then died and was replaced . . .

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Cowboy Strike of 1883

[Full Text Opinion and Order 12-cv-10311] 2012 Civil Rights Lawsuit filed by CTU vs CPS: Discriminatioin Against African American teachers and schools

Neither a win nor a loss, Judge Ellis moves the case closer to a jury trial. The judge did make the comment the CTU has not proved, so far, that the Chicago school board discriminated . . .

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2012 civil rights lawsuit filed by CTU against CPS over ‘turnarounds’ going to trial