by Emily Zabotti
Chicago Teachers Union Local 1, the primary collective bargaining body for Chicago’s teachers, has been an integral part of “Black Lives Matter” protests in Chicago, but on Thursday, CTU took their interest in social change national, tweeting out support for a threatening “guillotine protest” that took place in front of Jeff Bezos’ house, demanding a $30 minimum wage or threatening Bezos with violence.
“More than 100 demonstrators gathered outside Jeff Bezos’ Washington, DC, mansion on Thursday and constructed a guillotine outside his front door to protest Amazon workers’ wages,” Business Insider reported Thursday. “The protest came the day after Bezos’ net worth surpassed $200 billion, making him the richest person in history, according to Forbes. His wealth has grown by about $85 billion since January, boosted by Amazon’s soaring revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”