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Cerebral, Regal & for the People

Cerebral, Regal & for the People

Poet and King College Prep Teacher Erik Young wrote this piece to honor the strength and courage of CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis.

IL Senate passes legislation restoring bargaining rights to CTU, as bill moves to Governor for signature

Union, grassroots allies call on legislature to restore democratic rights to Chicagoans by passing legislation giving Chicagoans what voters in every other school district in the state possess – the right to elect their school board. CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2020—The Chicago...
CTU to move to open bargaining, welcomes Lightfoot overture for cooperation

CTU to move to open bargaining, welcomes Lightfoot overture for cooperation

Rank-and-file rally on May 22 coincides with new mayor’s meeting with CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis, whose leadership helped pave the path for progressive candidates in City Hall. CHICAGO, May 23, 2019—The Chicago Teachers Union urges Mayor Lori Lightfoot to...
CTU to move to open bargaining, welcomes Lightfoot overture for cooperation

Welcome, Mayor Lightfoot. Now let’s get to work.

The city of Chicago needs the Chicago Teachers Union, City Hall and every resident to work together to bring about authentic equity, thorough justice and coveted resources in all 77 neighborhoods. Join us May 22 at the Thompson Center as we continue that work....

CTU-endorsed candidates victorious in historic triumph for progressive political agenda

CHICAGO, March 21, 2018—After Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed a record 50 schools in Black and Latinx neighborhoods in 2013, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said that the CTU would organize to change our city and county’s political landscape. Two years later,...

CTU-endorsed candidates victorious in historic triumph for progressive political agenda

After Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed a record 50 schools in Black and Latinx neighborhoods in 2013, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said that the CTU would organize to change our city and county’s political landscape. Two years later, Emanuel was forced into a...