CHICAGO — Thousands of people stood up to big corporate business June 14, filling Chicago streets in an effort to give corporate welfare back to the working class.
The rally, organized by Stand Up! Chicago, brought members of the Chicago Teachers’ Union, the Service Employees International Union, and about a dozen other organizations together to protest bank bailouts and corporate greed.
The official estimate from Stand Up! Chicago is that between 3,000 and 5,000 people took to the streets in the Loop, with three separate protests converging at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue. Three “corporate king” caricatures led each march — one for homes, schools, and jobs.