Please join CTU members, friends and allies for the Illinois Labor History Society (ILHS) Union Hall of Honor Dinner. This year’s dinner is honoring our beloved Karen Lewis, and is featuring AFT President Randi Weingarten as the keynote speaker.
John “Coach” Lewis, husband of late CTU President Emerita Karen GJ Lewis, issued the following statement today in response to references to President Lewis by candidates for mayor of Chicago and their supporters.
The social justice unionism that Karen instilled as president of the Chicago Teachers Union now serves as a nationwide model, and has not only restored our rights, but emboldened parents and communities to advocate for their children.
Poet and King College Prep Teacher Erik Young wrote this piece to honor the strength and courage of CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis.
She bowed to no one, and gave strength to tens of thousands of Chicago Teachers Union educators who followed her lead, and who live by her principles to this day.
Lori, keep your promises and let’s get this done. Our members have resolve and will not relent when it comes to the families they serve.