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The Chicago Principals & Administrators Association has released a plan -- Return to an

Less than 17% of principals and assistant principals believe the district is prepared and ready to open schools.

CPAA president, Troy LaRaviere, participated in a joint school reopening press conference with the Chicago Teachers Union.

Workers able to act collectively and bargain through their union, have been able to secure enhanced safety measures.

AFSA joined other education,  labor and social justice organizations asking Congress to help communities around the country.

In a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer the groups wrote:

Go to incoming Democratic President Joe Biden’s “Building Back Better” agenda on his website and read through it. The word “union,” the phrase “right to organize” and especially the word “worker” run through it like a constant thread.

No wonder AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, in a Jan. 12 telephone press conference, considered Biden the most pro-worker president in decades. “And in one week and one day, Joe Biden will be inaugurated and we’re ready to work with him.”

We urge the Biden administration and Congress to seize this opportunity to transform the lives of working people through bold, structural change.
Mayor Marty Walsh understands the important role that unions play in America, and he knows firsthand that unions represent the voice of people who make this nation run.
The people of Georgia have helped set a new direction for America and confirmed what the rest of the country said in November. It is time for change and time to move this nation forward, offering opportunity to every American.