SOLIDARITY FOREVER: Marilyn Stewart's UPC Web site offers CTU members a sampling of the UPC's childish personal attacks on her opponents

Now that the readers of this site have uncovered the hidden website of the Chicago Teachers Union's "United Progressive Caucus" (or UPC), one of the most interesting things that CTU members (and retired members) can do is read the materials that UPC has been distributing to delegates at House of Delegates meetings for the mast several months. Some (not all) of them are actually available in PDF format at, the UPC site.

Until now, the babblings of the UPC's propagandists have been available only to members of the CTU House of Delegates who consider such materials collectables or political trash. But now, thanks to the miracle of the Internet, the UPC has given permission for any union member to see precisely how some of the union's current leaders think and operate. Everyone should take a tour of the UPC sit. Although it does not include every slanderous or simply silly spewing from Marilyn's minions, a few of the best are already there, and we're discussing whether to share others here.

As we've reported elsewhere, Marilyn Stewart's relentless obsessions and demand to make every political fight personal has already cost the union another -- repeat, another -- $100,000 in the Ted Dallas case. Because Stewart and her lieutenants cannot resist the opportunity to slander those who oppose them, Circuit Court Judge Dorothy Kinnaird ruled on March 30 that the CTU had violated a confidentiality agreement and had to pay Dallas another $100,000. It's all in the case, reported both at the CSDU website and here at SubstanceNews.

We reported Judge Kinnaird's decision here on April 23...§ion=Article

Recently, the CSDU website has updated that story, reporting that because the CTU has appealed the judge's decision the costs to the union are increasing. You can find the CSDU report by going to their site (click the CSDU ad to the right here) or at


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