Kimberly Bowsky, Chicago Teachers Union, member Council of Rank & File Educators & CTU House of Delegates plus Brian Jones, former NYC public elementary school teacher, co-narrator the film "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman
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What Chicago Teachers Taught Us
Kimberly Bowsky, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) rank and file activist, member of CORE, Council of Rank and File Educators
and the CTU House of Delegates
Brian Jones,former NYC public elementary school teacher, now pursuing a doctorate in urban education, and is co-narrator of the film "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" and contributor to the book "Education & Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation"
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has a tentative agreement. Some have proclaimed the strike as the biggest and most inspiring union victory since the 1997 UPS Teamsters strike. While it clearly demonstrates the resilience of unions and the viability of the traditional strike tactic, it also raises the limitations of what even the best led unions can accomplish through collective bargaining alone today. What are the lessons of the
CTU strike for N.Y.C.'s school personnel and its students, & for teacher's unions and public workers across
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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