CHICAGO — After four days of a strike by more than 32,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff, workers are still picketing, kids are still out of class, and negotiators from the unions and the Chicago mayor's office are still at the bargaining table. A little 2020 pressure came Tuesday as Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren showed up in the Windy City, on the heels of releasing a slate of union-friendly education proposals.
Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks after joining educators picketing outside Oscar DePriest Elementary School in Chicago, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Warren called for people across the country to support striking Chicago teachers.
Grace Hauck, USA TODAY Published 4:01 p.m. ET Oct. 22, 2019 This photo taken April 7, 2019, shows a fence and caution tape surrounding a trailer home that was destroyed by fire in the Timberline Mobile Home Park northeast of Goodfield.
Hundreds of Chicago teachers and school staff turned out to see @ewarren Tuesday morning. A mass demonstration is planned for 12:30pm at the north end of Washington Park on the 4th day of the strike pic.twitter.com/J4Mj84EqBr
‘’America’s public schools need a partner in Washington,’’ @ewarren says to Chicago teachers. ‘’A long time ago, I stood where you stand...Thank you for all you do every single day.’’ pic.twitter.com/E1JTrZraOG