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April/May 2024

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CALENDAR April / May 2024 International Workers' Day MAY 1 May 1 is International Workers' Day, also known as May Day or Labour Day. It has its roots in the 1886 Haymarket strike in Chicago, which secured the eight-hour workday. The famed poster above by Ricardo Levins Morales reminds us of what the Labor Movement has achieved. As a CTA member, you're a proud part of labor history. CTA has been advocating for our profession, our students and our public schools since 1863. Visit for a few of your union's significant accomplishments over the years. Here's to many more! Earth Day APRIL 22 S T U D E N T S C A N L E A R N and bring awareness to the state of our earth on Earth Day — and every day — through environmental education and action. This year the focus is on eliminating plastic usage, with a goal to decrease plastic production by 60% by 2040 through shopping sustainably, voting, participating in cleanups and practicing climate literacy. Examples: Students can help phase out all single-use plastics, push for a strong United Nations Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion. Find resources, lesson plans, cleanups near you and more at 7 A P R I L / M AY 2 0 24 In the Know

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