PSAT for 5-24-11: a little more work in Springfield, rally in Chicago

Today I'm out of town so I'll pass along good some info
on today's Public Schools Action Tuesday events:

1) From Raise Your Hand: Give Back TIF

Dear Raise Your Hand Members, 
This is a reminder to join us today for our 
Rally for Better Education. Bring a sign
and gather your kids, friends and anyone you know who is
concerned about the state of public education in Illinois.

        RYH Rally for Better Education: MOMS MARCH ON MADIGAN
        DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 24TH
        TIME: 4:00 P.M.
        LOCATION: JAMES THOMPSON CENTER - 100 W. RANDOLPH
        
2) From the CTU: In the final days of the session, critical legislation is working
its way through Springfield and your legislators need to hear from you
TODAY!  Find your
legislator with this link [
http://www.elections.il.gov/districtlocator/districtofficialsearchbyaddress.aspx ]*
*and let them know:  
  • They should amend Senate Bill 7 to maintain Illinois Education Labor Relations Board oversight of CPS and make it clear that it is our members who have the right to authorize a strike and
  • They should stop haphazard school closings.
Amending Senate Bill 7 [ http://www.ctunet.com/legislative/sb7 ]: 
CTU staff and lobbyists are working with members of the House, Senate
and the Governor's office to amend particularly problematic parts of
the bill that were not agreed upon. We are asking legislators to 
maintain Illinois Education Labor Relations Board oversight of
CPS and ensure that the language is clear that it is our members
who have the right to authorize a strike, not agency fee-payers 
or anyone else. *Click here for details on the trailer bill supported
by CTU that will include these necessary changes. [
http://www.ctunet.com/blog/sb7trailer ]* 

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