Democratic to the CORE

The Chicago Teachers Union’s secret to success? The rank and file are in control.

By Micah Uetricht and Jasson Perez

During September’s Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike, local and national media rushed to frame the fight as a clash of oversized personalities: the stubborn, foul-mouthed Mayor Rahm Emanuel against the brash chemistry-teacher-turned-union president Karen Lewis. Even progressive media hyped Lewis as the driver [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

  • Reader Comments

    Public sector unions really shouldn’t be allowed. They can hold the public hostage.  The taxpayers, who are footing the bill, have no say so in the bargaining progress.  And the biggest, one can vote for people who will directly affect their pay/benefits. What a conflict of interest!

    Posted by JC on Dec 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM