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“Power At Every Level” Delegates Conference

On Thursday, March 23, some 200 delegates gathered for the CTU’s annual spring delegates training conference to talk about building power from the school buildings to the district and charter networks to the fifth floor of City Hall.

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SEIU Local 73 and the Chicago Teachers Union Support Striking LAUSD Workers

The fight against unfair labor practices in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) began in earnest on Tuesday, March 21, with 30,000 school workers walking off the job. These workers, represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99, encompass the support staff across the entire school district. LAUSD’s continued disrespect, and their inability to care properly for the workers who make their mission possible, has also led to a solidarity strike by the 35,000 teachers represented by United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). SEIU Local 73 and the Chicago Teachers Union are therefore proud to share our message of solidarity with SEIU Local 99 and UTLA.

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Blood Drive and Panel Discussion on Sickle Cell for Black History Month

On Friday, February 24, the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Teachers Union Foundation held a joint blood drive in honor of Black History Month. The Lloyd Newman Blood Drive for Sickle Cell Disease honored Black pioneers like Dr. Charles Drew and Lloyd Newman. This video of the Panel Discussion on the Science and Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease featured medical professionals and blood donation organizers.

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It’s time to celebrate — and to double down on the strategies that got us this far

What a night! Not only did our CTU sibling Brandon Johnson convincingly beat incumbent Lori Lightfoot to earn a spot in the April 4 runoff for mayor of Chicago, but the CTU also had a number of victories in aldermanic races across the city. In 11 of the 17 races where the CTU made an endorsement, our candidate either won outright or made it into the April 4 runoff. We’ll again be encouraging people to vote early, to make voting plans, and to indicate that they’re all in for Brandon.

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Historic labor and community movement propels educator, organizer, and CTU member Brandon Johnson into April runoff for mayor

Thanks to an unprecedented, historic multi-generational, multi-ethnic working-class coalition demanding transformative change in Chicago, educator, CTU member, and public school parent Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson will advance to the April 4 runoff, continuing to spread his bold vision for a Better Chicago and grow his people-powered winning coalition.

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On foot, by text, and over the phone, hundreds of CTU members connected with thousands of voters

In recent weeks, CTU members fanned out across the city — on foot and electronically — to make the case to thousands of voters about the importance of investing in schools, housing the unhoused, health care, effective public transportation, LGBTQ+ rights, and environmental protections. Brandon’s campaign is the most diverse, multi-generational, and inspirational we have seen in a long while. This outreach moved people closer to an inclusive and equitable vision of the schools and the city our students deserve.

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Brandon is in position for the runoff — we need to harness our collective power before Tuesday’s election

With just days to go until the hotly contested Mayoral Election, our union brother and former middle school educator, Brandon Johnson, has the righteous wind behind his back. Coming in a solid second place in all the most recent polls, Brandon’s campaign for mayor has taken on some real momentum thanks to the sweat equity put in by educators, healthcare professionals, city employees, and working folks throughout this city.

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