Members of SEIU* Local 1 stood in solidarity with students and
parents Saturday at the second and final community meeting regarding the
phase out of Crispus Attucks Elementary School on the South Side and urged that their jobs be preserved.
you close these schools down, you’re going to force us to go into
another environment we’re not used to being in,” said Chris Scales, a
custodian at the DuSable High School campus, who spoke on behalf of SEIU
Local 1 workers in the Chicago Public Schools system. “We’re used to
speaking to our students on a daily basis.”
Another SEIU Local 1 member Michele Clark, who works at Henry Clay Elementary, said schools are safe havens for children, and they shouldn’t close.
feel that the city is not doing what they need to do for these kids,”
she said at the microphone with fellow union members by her side. “They
are saying that they’re for the schools ... but I see none of that.”
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