Chicago Teachers Union to Begin Counting Members’ Votes on Merging with Unionized Charter Educators


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Couriers will begin delivering ballot packages from CPS public schools to CTU headquarters around 2p.m. Friday. Provisional results expected later Friday.

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—January 26, 2018

By: Chris Geovanis

Beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, January 26, couriers will begin delivering packets of ballots from each of more than 500 Chicago public schools to Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) headquarters, with the union’s Rules & Elections Committee counting ballots that evening on proposed constitutional changes to the CTU constitution.

If passed, those constitutional changes would authorize the merger of the CTU and ChiACTS Local 4343, which represents educators at unionized charter schools. The CTU expects provisional results to be available some time before midnight on Friday, with final results that include counts for appropriately time-stamped but late-arriving mail-in retirees’ ballots to be available early next week.

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The Chicago Teachers Union represents nearly 25,000 teachers and educational support personnel working in Chicago Public Schools, and by extension, the nearly 400,000 students and families they serve. The CTU is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and is the third-largest teachers local in the United States. For more information, please visit the CTU website at