Support Our Security Sisters and Brothers, C.C.C.L.O.C., and 1708

Dear Union Sisters and Brothers,Harold Washington College Logo

The week of Monday, December 9th through December 13th, we are doing a solidarity campaign with the various Unions (C.C.C.L.O.C., 1708, and our own security sisters and brothers) to support the various ongoing contract negotiations and oppose Biometrics.  Wear red that week or a red item.

I will also be handing out quarter cards explaining why we are wearing red, which you can post on your cubicles and in your offices.  In addition, I am in the process of having a quarter sheet designed that illustrates our discontentment with Biometrics, a system that would require all workers to scan their fingerprints when they come to work.  This is a 2.1 million dollar system that criminalizes us–pegs us as “time thieves”–and destroys our academic integrity.  No union was consulted before implementing this system and bringing these Big-Brother-style machines into our colleges.

Enough is Enough!

We say NO to Big Brother Attacks on Workers!

On Thursday, December 12, at 9a.m. at 226 West Jackson, we are asking that you attend the Board of Trustees meeting wearing red.

We also ask that you email or call C.C.C. Vice Chancellors Laurent Pernot ( and Stephanie Tomino (, 312-553-2987) to express your general disgust with a system that puts savings over our dignity as workers and above our institutional integrity.

Health Benefits, Now!  Living Wage, Now!

                                                     FAIR CONTRACT, NOW!!!

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In Solidarity,

Jesú Estrada, Ph.D.
H.W.C./District Chapter Chair, Local 1600