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May 1 | 1o de Mayo #chicagofightsback #chicagonosedeja

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.

Scheduled Activities

Activities CTU Members Are Encouraged to Join Before and After School

  1. 6:30 a.m.GEM Partner Activities
    Various Locations
  2. 7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.School Rallies
    1. 7:15 a.m.Seward Elementary
      4600 S. Hermitage
      with Maria Moreno, CTU Financial Secretary
    2. 7:25 a.m. Mather High School
      5835 N. Lincoln
      with Jesse Sharkey, CTU Vice President
    3. 8:00 a.m.Hanson Park Elementary
      5411 W. Fullerton
      Primary Contact: Matt Luskin, CTU Organizer
    4. 8:15 a.m.Mollison Elementary
      4415 S. King
      with Michael Brunson, CTU Recording Secretary
  3. 4:00 p.m.Labor and Movement Rally
    Daley Plaza
    Washington & Dearborn

Activities Sponsored by Coalition Allies

  1. 11:00 a.m.March for Youth Justice
    Cook County Juvenile Detention Center
    Roosevelt & Ogden
  2. 1:00 p.m.Rally for Immigration Justice
    Union Park
    Washington & Ashland
  3. 2:00 p.m.March to Downtown


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:

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!

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