Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García’s Statement on the Chicago Teacher’s Strike

October 17, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement today about the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike:

“Decades ago I was a proud union member in my first jobs. I have a long-standing tradition of support for working men and women and the importance of collective bargaining. The teachers and staff who work in our schools do important and challenging work—educating our children. I stand with the members of the CTU and SEIU as I have always advocated for workers to organize for better wages and working conditions.  

“As the teachers initiate their strike, I encourage all parties to continue negotiating for a fair contract that addresses wages and working conditions.”