By Eric Ruder | March 2, 2023 | News
File under: Brandon Johnson, chicago mayor
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.
By CTU Communications | December 6, 2022 | News
File under: Brandon Johnson, chicago mayor, Chicago municipal election
CTU organizer and mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson credits his large family with teaching him how to negotiate, collaborate and refuse to accept “no” for an answer — traits he’s used well in his career as an educator, organizer, and county commissioner because, “When you’re fighting for what our students and communities need, you never take ‘no’ for an answer.”
By CTU Communications | December 5, 2022 | News Come out and support CTU-endorsed candidate Brandon Johnson! The CTU is joining other groups to cosponsor a mayoral candidate forum on Tuesday, December 13, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. The forum itself will begin at 6:30 pm, with a reception for...
File under: Brandon Johnson, chicago mayor, mayoral forum
By Chris Geovanis | June 23, 2020 | News, Press Release Safety for students and their educators must be top priority for CPS fall school re-openings. CHICAGO—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement in response to the release today of new ISBE guidance re opening schools this fall. “While Governor...
File under: chicago mayor, COVID-19, ISBE, Jesse Sharkey, Lori Lightfoot
By CTU Communications | July 30, 2019 | News, Press Release Dear CTU Members: By now you may have heard—or even received an email from CPS—about Mayor Lightfoot’s promise to improve staffing in our public schools. Let’s be clear. Chicagoans voted for a candidate that said she would transform our public education...
File under: Arts, Bilingual Education, chicago mayor, Contract, Counselors, Lori Lightfoot, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Restorative Justice Coordinators, Social Workers, Special Education, Staffing, Teaching Assistants, technology, World Languages
By CTU Communications | July 30, 2019 | Press Release
File under: chicago mayor, Clinicians, Contract, Counselors, Librarians, Lori Lightfoot, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Staffing
We’ve been down this path of unfulfilled promises before with the previous mayor, who promised to expand early childhood education and improve special education—when today parents struggle even more to access these services for their children.
By CTU Communications | June 3, 2019 | News, Press Release CTU calls on new mayor to ‘Keep the Promise’ for education equity by supporting restoration of labor bargaining rights, elected, representative school board. CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union made some powerful gains in this spring’s Springfield...
File under: chicago mayor, Elected Representative School Board, Jesse Sharkey, Lightfoot, Springfield