By Angelica Cardoso
Today a protest comprised of teachers, community activists and unionists was held outside the office of Sulejman F. Dizdarevic – Board member at Chicago Mathematics and Science Academy. He, along with fellow Board members, is refusing to recognize the union voted for by teachers at the north side charter school. Teachers state they voted for a union in order to have a voice on the job and create a better learning environment for their students.
Community leaders entered the building to deliver a letter to Mr. Dizdarevic at his downtown law office asking him to follow the law by recognizing the union. After entering the building the group was denied access to Mr. Dizdarevic’s office. The teachers and others involved in the cause will continue to ask the board members to change their decision. Read more about the teacher’s story here.
– Angelica is an organizing intern at Arise Chicago