What's going on with the Chicago Teacher's union has been a big deal for weeks if not months on all the labor sites where I get our news. This has got to hit them where it counts.

A cold rain did not dampen the carnival-like atmosphere as teachers, students and their allies cheered on speakers who criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Police on the scene estimated the crowd to be around 5,000.

"We need funding across the state," said Denise Racky, a citywide school nurse.

The "Day of Action," spearheaded by the Chicago Teachers Union, forced the cancellation of classes for more than 300,000 students. Early Friday morning teachers hoisted signs and chanted outside neighborhood schools. Then they shifted to a series of midday rallies at the city's college campuses, where demonstrators lambasted the state's politicians over what they called inadequate funding and support.
Chicago teachers hit picket lines, shift to rallies at colleges - Chicago Tribune