Resist Racism, Rebuild Community
Join the Chicago Teachers Union and the labor, racial justice, gender equality, disability rights, and immigrant rights movements for a day of actions in defense of our schools, our rights, and our communities that will culminate in a mass rally in Daley Plaza from 4-6pm. The Chicago May Day Coalition includes more than 100 organizations fighting against the attacks of the Trump, Rauner and Emanuel administrations. Together on International Workers Day we will resist the rise of racist attacks, defend our immigrant communities against deportation, demand funding for public services including education, and fight to rebuild our communities.
- 6:30 a.m.GEM Partner Activities
- 7:30 a.m.School Rallies
Email Organizing to Participate
- 11:00 a.m.March for Youth Justice
Cook County Juvenile Detention Center
Roosevelt & Ogden
- 1:00 p.m.Rally for Immigration Justice
Washington & Ashland
- 2:00 p.m.March to Downtown
- 4:00 p.m.Labor and Movement Rally
Washington & Dearborn
Forrest Claypool wants to obstruct our members’ rights to participate in May Day activities and falsely claims the CTU is striking that day. Our House of Delegates voted on April 5 not to strike on May 1 and no CTU members are asked to do so. However, we have the right to use authorized leave on May 1 or to participate in May Day activities before and after school. Please note the following revised details for our May Day activities:
CTU vigorously defends the right of any member to use one of their Personal Business Days or an authorized unpaid “0 Day” to join these activities. It is crucial to note that using a sick day for a non-designated purpose can be grounds for discipline.
Delegates and other school leaders are encouraged to organize the members and families at your school to join the activities. Organizing materials and staff support are available through the signup below. Schools that order a bus for after-school transportation and have 25 or more riders will be reimbursed the cost of the bus by the Chicago Teachers Union.
Individuals and groups are encouraged to take public transportation to the events and to connect with the coalition and its supporting groups through the May Day Coalition web page and through social media.
Wear red to show off your CTU pride!
- I’ll attend just the 4pm rally
- I’ll take a PB Day May 1
- I’m Organizing My School Community’s Before- or After-School Actions