I am hearing reports this morning that the leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union, including it’s President Karen Lewis, were re-elected by acclamation at last night’s House of Delegates meeting.
There was no opposition to the CORE slate.
As I wrote about the other day, there has been a lot of debate around town and within the union itself over strike tactics and how to build the movement against austerity, attacks on communities of color and labor.
Of course, those debates will continue. But the re-election of the current leadership demonstrates in my mind that the membership stands with its leadership.
UPDATE: Since I posted this morning, the CTU has released this statement.