The University of Chicago Labor Council
We are a coalition of workers at the University of Chicago consisting of janitors, nurses, teachers, CNAs, lecturers, graduate workers, engineers, secretaries, transporters, and more. We fight for each other, our communities, and worker power.
The University of Chicago plans to reopen campus for the Autumn quarter but has not meaningfully consulted -- or protected -- the workers who keep the University of Chicago running (and profitable), and who are putting their lives and livelihoods on the line for UChicago during this pandemic. In doing this the University has prioritized their bottom line above the health and safety of it's workers, students, and the broader South Side community. In this petition we are demanding that the University of Chicago listen to it's workers and community and reopen only when it's safe and has adequately supported it's workers.
Link to petition