Yesterday, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis stated that her constituents would likely balk at extending its current contract. The union’s current contract, signed at the end of a week-long strike in September of 2012, will expire in June of 2015, smack dab in the middle of the Chicago Mayor’s race. Lewis intimated that she did not care that union issues could complicate things for Chicago’s elected officials.
“I’m not looking to make anybody’s election year easy at all, especially someone who doesn’t want to make our lives easy,” Lewis said after giving a speech at a City Club luncheon.
More on this story can be found here:
- CTU Chief Lewis: Contract talks likely during mayoral election-Chicago Sun-Times
- CTU Chief Lewis is campaigning all right-against the Mayor-Chicago Sun-Times
- Teachers’ union boss: Contract talks likely to extend into mayoral election year-Chicago Tribune