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Chicago Teachers Union Rank-and-File Reps Refuse to Endorse Obama

Paul218 Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 12:14 PM
No no no.. "Union president Karen Lewis has been fond of saying she runs a democratic union." She runs a DEMOCRAT union. Big difference.

So much for finding favor with the hometown crowd.

President Obama managed to gain an endorsement from the Chicago Teachers Union last week, but it took some quick maneuvering by the union’s executive committee to make it happen, EAGnews.org found.

It seems the union’s House of Delegates (about 800 delegates representing rank-and-file members) failed to act on the recommended endorsement, expressing a preference to sit this election out. But the union leadership came through for its old friend Obama, rejecting the advice of the people who pay the dues and the bills.

Jim Vail, who says he is a...