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Progressive slate sweeps Chicago teachers union elections

CORE LogoIn a hotly contested battle for leadership of one of the metro area's largest unions, an openly progressive slate of Chicago teachers has beaten the old guard in a landslide. The incumbents β€” with their longstanding practice of chronic management collusion and a blind eye to Chicago's massive push to privatize one of the nation's largest public education systems β€” were beaten by an openly progressive slate advanced by CORE, the Caucus of Rank & File Educators. Their core agenda? To fight for teachers AND students on the ground with a union structure that is bottom up, transparent, democratic β€” and rooted in progressive union values. Read More


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