Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Protesters March Against Corporate Summit - Chicago News Cooperative

Protesters March Against Corporate Summit - Chicago News Cooperative

Protesters March Against Corporate Summit

Protesters March Against Corporate Summit
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Hundreds of teachers marched crossing the Michigan Avenue bridge to meet up with other union employees and community organizations protesting of big business.

Chicago Teachers Union members and assorted labor activists closed down parts of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive Tuesday as they marched on a summit of corporate executives at the Hyatt Regency.

Protesters said corporations should “give back” to schools and communities that are facing huge budget deficits because of the economic downturn.

The Chicago Board of Education is set to vote Wednesday on whether to grant Chicago teachers a 4 percent contractual raise. Many protesters held signs demanding the board honor the union contract.

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