Black Lives Matter and Chicago Teachers Union Join Forces

All too often labor unions hold strikes – but they do not build alliances with communities. This results in those communities buying into the press propaganda that they are ‘inconvenienced” when workers, particularly in the public sector, go out on strike. On the other hand, community protests have not not been grounded in labor unions, either. This article shows what can happen when Chicago teachers and Black Lives Matter join forces.

Read in Labor Notes

Photo: Joe Brusky (CC BY-NC 2.0)

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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