This letter was mailed by United States Postal Service, dated November 4, 2022, to all members of the retired group of the Chicago Teachers Union and was emailed to all retired members whose email address was accepting CTU emails on this date, Friday, November 18, 2022.
These procedures for the 2023 election of the Retiree Functional Vice President are posted in accordance with the CTU Constitution and By-laws.
On May 20, 2022, CTU members throughout the city voted for their Union officers. Members of the CORE slate, including President-elect Stacy Davis Gates, won election to every office except for two Clinician Functional Vice President offices, which were decided by a runoff election on June 10, 2022. A school-by-school vote breakdown is provided here, as mandated by the CTU Constitution.
Election results mark the fifth term in office for the Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators, which was first elected to Union leadership in 2010 with Karen Lewis as president, followed by re-elections in 2013 and 2019, and an uncontested election in 2016.
We look forward to hearing the voices of our 25,000+ CTU members as you vote for the leadership of our union.
On November 1 and 4, 2021 remote nominations meetings will be held for citywide functional groups that have delegate vacancies. If there are more candidates than vacant positions, an electronic election will be held on November 8, 9, 11 and 12, 2021.
At the June 2 House of Delegates meeting, Norma Noriega of Stevenson ES, Lori Torres of Monroe ES and Aisha Wade-Bey of Lawndale CA won seats on the Executive Board as functional vice presidents representing elementary school teachers. Congratulations to them and to all the members who stepped up to run.
Seven members were nominated for Functional Vice President of Elementary School Teachers at the May 5, 2021 House of Delegates meeting. At the June 2, 2021 House of Delegates meeting, all voting delegates who are members of the Elementary School Teachers functional group may vote for three candidates to fill three Functional Vice President of Elementary School Teachers vacancies on the CTU executive board.
On May 25 and May 27, 2021 remote nominations meetings will be held for citywide functional groups that have delegate vacancies. If there are more candidates than vacant positions, an electronic election will be held on June 4 and 4, 2021.