The Chicago Teachers Union election. Up pops a coalition of snakes.

A week ago I reported hearing word on the street that Rahm Emanuel was hunting for a candidate to run against CTU President Karen Lewis and the CORE slate.

Maybe he found one to buy.

Maybe he got one for free.

Yesterday Tanya Saunders-Wolffe announced her candidacy as head of the United Progressive Caucus. The UPC  Machine was defeated in the last election by CORE.

Joining the UPC in a coalition of snakes is the ProActive Chicago Teachers caucus of failed former CTU President Debbie Lynch.

Incredibly, their line of attack will be that the contract that was bargained as a result of the historic strike earlier this year was a sellout and that the CORE leadership is undemocratic.

High school teacher Xian Barrett was quoted in the Chicago Tribune:

“Union members understand what a strike represents,” Barrett said. “Everyone was looking at Chicago and wishing they had that. We saw the corporate privatization of education coming and hurting our children, and we took a stand.”

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