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January 18 -- Chicago Dr. King Day

March for Jobs and Public Services

GLN permalink 1-13-2010

"Join us in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy of struggling for social justice and defending workers' needs"

11:00 AM, Monday, January 18
Rally at CTA Headquarters
567 W. Lake Street, Chicago

March will go to the Board of Education and end at the State of Illinois Building on 100 W. Randolph.

*** Chicago Transit Authority management is threatening to lay off over 1,000 bus drivers and maintenance workers on Feb. 7th. This means fewer and more crowded buses and trains.

*** Chicago Public School board plans to close another 25 to 30 neighborhood schools and hand over public education money to private companies. This won't help educate our kids.

*** Unemployment is at its' highest in 30 years, but caseworkers who approve Food Stamps and Medicaid have unworkable caseloads of 1100 to 2200 families per worker - so people can't get the help they need.

The rich and their politicians steal our taxes to bail out Wall Street. They sell our pubicly-owned resources to private companies, and then make us pay for it through higher fees and fines. We say: make the rich pay. They made this crisis; we're not giving up our jobs and services to pay for it.

Join Public Workers Unite! to defend our public services

We say not on our backs!
Fund public services, not the wars!
Money for jobs, not for bankers!
Tax the rich, not working people!

Endorsers: AFCME Local 2858, Caucus of Rank File Educations - CORE, Gay Liberation Network, Job with Justice, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, NoCTAcuts.org, Socialist Alternative, Solidarity

To endorse or for more information, contact publicworkersunite@yahoo.com


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