Chicago Teachers Union
Teach for America Corps Members are NOT prohibited from striking.

Teach for America Corps Members are NOT prohibited from striking.

08/31/2012

A letter went out to Teach for America corps members in Chicago from TFA explaining that they can join their brothers and sisters on the picket line in the case of a strike and not lose their TFA or Americorps status. 

From Josh Anderson - Teach for America:

“In the event of a strike, the normal schedule of classes will be cancelled. It is up to you to decide what you do during the strike day(s)…The choice is truly and fully up to you and we hope you will give it thoughtful consideration. Being a TFA corps member does not prohibit you from making any specific choice.”

 “We’ve heard several people ask the question of whether being an Americorps award recipient means you cannot strike or picket. The simple answer to this question is that being an Americorps member does not prohibit you from striking or picketing. The only stipulation is that you cannot count strike days towards your Americorps hours. This is not a problem because you will work more than enough time to qualify for your award.”