Illinois State Representative Delia Ramirez in the 3rd Congressional District, and businessman and activist Jonathan Jackson in the 1st, lead a number of election night wins for CTU-endorsed candidates.
Good news! Thanks to your support, advocacy and solidarity over the past two years, HB 1167, the bill to create and restore COVID sick days for school employees who must quarantine, passed the Illinois Senate on Thursday and is now on its way to Gov. Pritzker.
The Chicago Teachers Union proudly announces its early endorsements for the 2022 election season for the candidates listed here. These endorsements were made after thorough screening by the CTU’s Political Action and Legislative committees, approval by the CTU’s Executive Board, and final ratification by the CTU House of Delegates.
The Illinois House passed two bills this week of key importance to CTU members: HB 1167: COVID Administrative Days and HB 5285: Too Young to Test.
The CTU has been busy in the General Assembly so far in the 2022 legislative session. Several important bills already have passed out of committee and we expect other legislation we support to advance, as well.
HB 2778 sits on Gov. Pritzker’s desk awaiting his signature. It creates COVID leave for all school workers and retroactively restores sick days used for COVID purposes. Tell him to sign it.