The CDU also promotes an FSU that is actively engaged in social justice struggles beyond the FSU, on campus and in the community. Recent activities include:
- CDU members recently walked the picket line with striking hotel workers on Friday, Oct. 5 at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Boston.
- CDU members protested on Sept. 24 with the Massachusetts Teachers Association against the union busting funded by the Pioneer Institute. Pioneer is the Massachusetts affiliate of the right-wing network that has supported anti-union cases and been sending union-busting propaganda in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision.
- Since 2015, Educators for a Democratic Union, a progressive caucus in the Massachusetts Teachers Association, has been marching in the famed Honk! Parade of activist bands and progressive causes that happens each year on the Sunday of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The parade is an opportunity for progressive educators to connect with students and families and share information about subjects from the need to resist high-stakes testing to the importance of keeping the cap on charter schools. In 2015, to the glee of children, we handed out Less Testing More Learning stickers. This year we joined forces with supporters of the People’s Agenda, including the Nurses’ Yes on 1 for Safe Patient Limits Campaign.