The Chicago Teachers Union legislative director Stacy Davis Gates and Chris Baehrend, head of ChiACTS, the Chicago charter teacher union (pictured here with Chuy Garcia).
I will be in Brooklyn this coming weekend to celebrate my granddaughter’s graduation from middle school to high school.
Which means I will miss my co-hosting job on Friday’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers at 11AM on 105.5 FM, streaming live on http://www.lumpenradio.com and podcasted at Hittingleft.libsyn.com
I will be sorry to miss the conversation my brother will be having with the Chicago Teachers Union’s Political and Legislative Director Stacy Davis Gates and Chris Baehrend of ChiACTS, the charter teachers union.
Both groups, currently separate affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers are working on merger. ChiACTS as voted to do so.
Even the charter organizers have described Chicago as the epicenter of charter union organizing.