In addition to advocating on behalf of students, as future educators,
you will have to advocate on behalf of yourselves and your colleages in
education. Currently, many districts are trying to seriously curtail
medical benefits for teachers (unsuccessfully, for the most part). Lack
of medical care is a serious issue affecting children and adults across
the state. In solidarity with unions that are fighting to maintain
their medical benefits, CTA is actively supporting the grocery workers
strike. The strike is now going nationwide. Please share this
information with your members. For more information, see the email below.
CTA Human Rights Dept.
> Dear Colleagues,
> Striking Southern California UFCW grocery workers today have called
for a NATIONWIDE boycott of SAFEWAY stores. The parties are scheduled
to go back to the table with a mediator on Friday. Now in the third
month of the strike and facing the holidays, stikers stay strong and
resolved to maintain their health benefits -- the very same issue
confronting teachers and all workers. But strikers need our support NOW.!!!
To break the union, the grocery chains have been willing and able to
withstand losses locally because of their nationwide profits and
profit-sharing agreement. Please DON'T SHOP AT SAFEWAY, VON'S, RALPH's or
ALBERTSONS this holiday season, and ask your frends and family to do the
> Thanks, Ros Wolf
> For more information on the strike and lock-out please click on
> > the link below.
> > http://www.unionvoice.org/ct/q7akcgK1Xddf//
> > To make a donation to the Hold the Line for Health Strike Fund
> > please click below.
> > http://www.unionvoice.org/ct/qpakcgK1Xddv//