SEIU Local 1 Janitors Stand in Solidiary at CTU Picket Lines

***Advisory for Friday, September 14***

Contact: Leslie Mendoza Kamstra,, 773.896.7815


On the fifth day of the Teachers’ strike…

SEIU Local 1 Janitors at Chicago Public Schools Stand in Solidarity at CTU Picket Lines, Call on Mayor Emanuel to Support our Schools

Chicago— Dozens of Chicago Public Schools janitors and other workers will support striking teachers at Roberto Clemente High School and other schools on Friday, September 14 at 8 a.m. SEIU Local 1 is calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools to give our students, schools and teachers the resources they need to succeed.

Janitors have been showing their solidarity with teachers all week by wearing red to work, participating in rallies every day and cheering on the teachers on picket lines. SEIU Local 1 notified all janitorial contractors at Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday, September 11, that Local 1 members may choose to refuse to cross teachers’ picket lines starting Friday. However, many SEIU members are continuing to work at the schools to ensure the safety and health of Chicago’s schoolchildren as their teachers fight for their education.

What:                   Janitors and other union workers stand in solidarity with striking teachers

Where:               Roberto Clemente High School – 1147 North Western Avenue
(Janitors will join picket lines at other schools simultaneously.)

When:                 Friday, September 14, 8 a.m.



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