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COUNTDOWN: Full election results have now been at the Chicago Teachers Union for eight hours, but none are published on the CTU website

Chicago, May 25, 2010. It has now been 152 hours since the voting ended in Chicago's public schools for the first round of the 2010 Chicago Teachers Union election and eight hours since union financial secretary Mark Ochoa left the office of the American Arbitration Association with the complete results of the voting on May 21, 2010. At the time the AAA provided the CTU with the complete record of all the voting (and the school by school count), union officials refused to provide that information, in digital form, to this reporter (who worked as an observer during the count) or to the members of the union's "canvassing committee."

Chicago Teachers Union financial secretary Mark Ochoa (above, from a UPC photo) took exclusive possession of the complete report on the May 21, 2010 CTU election at 9:00 p.m. on May 24, 2010 after supporting a decision by a slim majority vote of the union's "canvassing committee" to not provide each member of the canvassing committee with an electronic copy of the full results report via e-mail. Ochoa was present at the offices of the American Arbitration Association throughout both nights of counting the ballots (May 21 - 22; May 24). Ochoa is the candidate for CTU vice president on the United Progressive Caucus slate in the current election.This notice will be updated every 12 hours until every member of the Chicago Teachers Union has every bit of information they should have had by noon Saturday (May 22) regarding all of the votes taken in the May 21 election, as well as the school-by-school breakdown.

[Full disclosure. This reporter, who also serves as editor in chief of Substance, was an observer for the Caucus Of Rank and file Educators (CORE) throughout the 22 hours of vote counting held on May 21, May 22, and May 24, 2010 at the offices of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in Chicago]. 



Comments:

May 25, 2010 at 10:01 AM

By: Sharon Schmidt

No news from CTU at 9:00

Still no information from the CTU at 9:00.

May 25, 2010 at 10:46 AM

By: Margaret Wilson

retired teacher/parent

There are so many firsts since Marilyn was elected and this is another one (not a good first either). The Union belongs to the members not a particular caucus so this is inexcusable and I do fault AAA for their part in this denial of rights to the members.

May 25, 2010 at 10:53 AM

By: Margaret Wilson

As of 9:51, results have not been posted.

I just checked the Union site and there is no update. Also, the time stamp is an hour off on the above posts and I don't know why there is a duplicate posting because I only clicked once.

May 25, 2010 at 11:17 AM

By: Theresa D. Daniels

Marilyn Stewart's Outrageous Tricks

This outrageous turn of election events-- where Marilyn Stewart is being seriously challenged with 65% of the voters as of the May 22nd announcements voting against her--is not surprising. That her financial secretary Mark Ochoa would take possession of the final count of the votes as of May 24th, 9:00 pm, and still have no annoucement as of 10:00 am the next morning, May 25th, is just another brazen piece of skullduggery in the long train of machinations that the United Progressive Caucus (UPC) under the misleadership of Marilyn Stewart has been guilty of. For more of the tricks and shenanigans read my other comment about Walter Jacobson following the Substance newspaper story about Marilyn's secret fund-raising with the high and mighty--a fundraising that wasn't even advertised on the union website for the union members to know about.

So when will we know about the final count of this election? Why is Marilyn, both head of the union and UPC caucus as well as a candidate, hiding the results of this election. She has done outrageous stuff before, and now it's more of the same from her. Let's hope she hasn't compromised this election in the hopes that a re-do will keep her from losing to CORE.

May 25, 2010 at 12:23 PM

By: sickandtiredofpolitics

How did........................

UPC get almost 7000 votes?

May 25, 2010 at 12:57 PM

By: Linda Porter

CSDU

There is absoutely no excuse for the results not eing posted. My people who have been on the canvassing committee for several years tell me that AAA gives CTU a degital copy of everything on an Excel file and all they have to do is post it, as had always been donein the past.It takes 2 seconds. They just don't want us to have the Excel file. CORE should call them out on this. It was obvious to the people present for the final count that the Rules and Elections Committee Chair, Karen Kreinik, who is a UPC Member and on the slate as a CTU Trustee candidate, did not want any of the other caucuses to have them. In the past, we were always given copies of the results within 24 hours and the Excel file was posted within 24 hours. It's not brain science, but, who knows, maybe for them it is?

May 25, 2010 at 1:21 PM

By: Linda Porter

CSDU

There is absoutely no excuse for the results not eing posted. My people who have been on the canvassing committee for several years tell me that AAA gives CTU a degital copy of everything on an Excel file and all they have to do is post it, as had always been donein the past.It takes 2 seconds. They just don't want us to have the Excel file. CORE should call them out on this. It was obvious to the people present for the final count that the Rules and Elections Committee Chair, Karen Kreinik, who is a UPC Member and on the slate as a CTU Trustee candidate, did not want any of the other caucuses to have them. In the past, we were always given copies of the results within 24 hours and the Excel file was posted within 24 hours. It's not brain science, but, who knows, maybe for them it is?

May 25, 2010 at 1:31 PM

By: Danielle from CORE

CTUNet

They put up just a number for each caucus, not each position. And they say all ballot positions will be re-run for the run off. That doesn't include the IFT/AFT delegates, does it? Are those "ballot positions"?

May 25, 2010 at 1:37 PM

By: kugler

Count manipulation part deux

just as in the Nov 20 referendum vote now we are having the vote counts manipulated. The vote counts are in and since they are not being released they are therefore being manipulated.

All the caucuses should be provide with the excel files from AAA. Anything less is election fraud.

May 25, 2010 at 2:25 PM

By: Linda Porter

CSDU

No, there is no run-off for the AFT Convention Delegates. They are elected by whoever gets the most votes. The CTU Constitution mandates that the officers must get 50% plus 1.

They are just being purposely recalcitrant about posting the Excel file.

May 25, 2010 at 2:31 PM

By: Pat Morrison

Former Webmaster, CTU

When I was the webmaster for the CTU (2004-08), I felt it was my responsibilty to publish the verified results for any and all elections the moment they were available. I very much remember one 3AM call and the results were posted no later than 3:15AM. As Linda Porter stated, it is not brain surgery to post the school by school breakdown.

Sadly, this is an obvious political maneuver by the current administration to prevent the opposition caucuses from obtaining pertinent information for planning the next phase of their campaign. And it blatantly shows what lengths they will go to to thwart transparency to the Membership and anyone who opposes them.

May 25, 2010 at 2:58 PM

By: Sarah Loftus

results posted

1:53pm

the results are posted, but not in an excel doc. SO it will take time to convert.

If I'm reading this correctly, it looks like CORE won AFt delegates.

May 25, 2010 at 3:23 PM

By: kugler

Looks like UPC lost AFT delegate Vote

just a quick glance looks like CORE AFT candidates got more votes than UPC AFT candidates.

so the victory press release was a lie.

Looks like CORE candidates for AFT delegates got more votes than some of the UPC officer candidates. lowest CORE delegate vote count is 5025

MARILYN STEWART UPC 5659

TENILLE EVANS UPC 5630

MARY M. ORR UPC 5629

KEITH VANDERMEULEN UPC 5628

ISALY ACEVEDO UPC 5627

MARK A. OCHOA UPC 5626

GLORIANNA ESTELA CORE 5640

JAMES CAVALLERO CORE 5639

JEFFERY BLACKWELL CORE 5638

SEAN BARRETT CORE 5637

DANIELLE CIESIELSKI CORE 5637

SARA ECHEVARRIA CORE 5637

JAMILLAH ALI CORE 5636

KENNETH BUDZ CORE 5636

LAURA CARAVELLO CORE 5636

NICK CEH CORE 5636

GARBRIELA CHONG HINOJOSA CORE 5636

CAROL CAREF CORE 5635

JOSEPH MCDERMOTT CORE 5635

LOIS ASHFORD CORE 5634

MICHAEL BRUNSON CORE 5634

AMY CLARK CORE 5634

VALERIE COLLINS CORE 5634

JASON EVANS CORE 5634

CHERYL FILIPEK CORE 5634

RHONDA GRIFFITH CORE 5634

KAREN LEWIS CORE 5634

KRISTINE MAYLE CORE 5633

DANIEL MORALES-DOYLE CORE 5633

CIELO MUNOZ CORE 5633

JONATHAN COHLER CORE 5632

MATTHEW CRYE CORE 5632

CATHERINE CUNNINGHAM-YEE CORE 5632

THERESA D. DANIELS CORE 5632

MUSHA DRUMMOND CORE 5632

JAMES ENGLISH CORE 5632

FRANCISCA ESQUILLIANO CORE 5632

DAVID HERNANDEZ CORE 5632

KURT HILGENDORF CORE 5632

MARK LIPSCOMB CORE 5632

JESSE SHARKEY CORE 5632

WENDY BOATMAN CORE 5631

BRENDA CHANDLER CORE 5631

CRISTEN CHAPMAN CORE 5631

SUSANNE DUNN CORE 5631

ALLISON EPSTEIN- MIRANDA CORE 5631

ADAM HEENAN CORE 5631

MICHAEL JOHNSON CORE 5631

JENNIFER JOHNSON CORE 5631

LOIS JONES CORE 5631

JONI A. JONES CORE 5631

CARMEN B. MARTINEZ CORE 5631

KEILAN BONNER CORE 5630

PATRICIA BRECKENRIDGE CORE 5630

JO-ANNE CAIRO CORE 5630

LISA CHAPPELL CORE 5630

CLAIRE DAVIS CORE 5630

MARGARET FIRAK CORE 5630

JEANNE FREED CORE 5630

NATHAN GOLDBAUM CORE 5630

ALEXANDRA GONZALEZ CORE 5630

FRANCINE GREENBERG-REIZEN CORE 5630

SARAH HANLY CORE 5630

CARO HAYSE CORE 5630

KEVIN HILLER CORE 5630

RIVANNA JAIRAM JIHAN CORE 5630

LISA LEVY CORE 5630

JOHN LEWIS CORE 5630

THERESA MATHIS CORE 5630

SHELLEY NATION CORE 5630

BEVERLY ALLEBACH CORE 5629

BRIAN GALAVIZ CORE 5629

CHRISTINE GERTNER CORE 5629

BURMA S. GREEN CORE 5629

NORINE GUTEKANST CORE 5629

KIRSTEN HANSON CORE 5629

HOWARD HEATH CORE 5629

MAUREEN HOLMBERG CORE 5629

WILLIAM LAMME CORE 5629

CARRIE MAXWELL CORE 5629

ADRIA MTICHELL CORE 5629

ERNESTINA PADILLA CORE 5629

JACKSON POTTER CORE 5629

GLORIA PRINCE CORE 5629

CELIA RIVERO-PEREZ CORE 5629

DAVID ROBBINS CORE 5629

MIRIAM SOCOLOFF CORE 5629

KEVIN TRIPLETT CORE 5629

SUSAN ZUPAN CORE 5629

ZEIDRE FOSTER CORE 5628

EDWARD GALLAGHER CORE 5628

TAMARA GOLDSMITH CORE 5628

KATHERINE HOGAN CORE 5628

KIMBERLY HUDSON CORE 5628

KELLY JIROUS CORE 5628

NOELLE JONES CORE 5628

LARA KREJCA CORE 5628

DAWN KULICH CORE 5628

GARTH LIEBHABER CORE 5628

JOSEPH LINEHAN CORE 5628

GANAE MCALPIN-TONEY CORE 5628

JOANN MCCRISTON CORE 5628

GLORIA MHOON CORE 5628

ZULMA ORTIZ CORE 5628

ALEXANDRA PEREZ CORE 5628

DEBORAH POPE CORE 5628

ALBERT RAMIREZ CORE 5628

JAY REHAK CORE 5628

ANNETTE RIZZO CORE 5628

ORLANDO RODRIGUEZ CORE 5628

YAMALI RODRIGUEZ CORE 5628

JOSEPH SCOTESE CORE 5628

CRAIG SEGAL CORE 5628

KENZO SHIBATA CORE 5628

VALERIE D. STEWART CORE 5628

DAVID R. STONE CORE 5628

JAMES VAIL CORE 5628

CASSANDRA VAUGHN CORE 5628

JUNE WEBB CORE 5628

ANDREW HEISERMAN CORE 5627

CHRISTOPHER OLDS CORE 5627

MARK PAYE CORE 5627

LORA SANCHEZ CORE 5627

ELIZABETH SAUERS CORE 5627

JOSHUA SHERIDAN CORE 5627

JOYCE SIA CORE 5627

JOHN SILVA CORE 5627

BETTY J. SMITH CORE 5627

WADE TILLETT CORE 5627

ROLANDO VAZQUEZ CORE 5627

KATHRYN L. WEGNER CORE 5627

LEANDRES WHITE CORE 5627

LARRY WILLIAMS CORE 5627

TYASHAMEL HEMPHILL CORE 5626

ROBERT MASLANKA CORE 5626

PAMELA SEATON CORE 5626

SUSAN SEBESTYEN CORE 5626

DAISY SHARP CORE 5626

ERIC SKALINDER CORE 5626

SALVADOR VENEGAS CORE 5626

THOMAS WALSH CORE 5626

TERRI WILFORD CORE 5626

BEVERLY WILSON CORE 5626

ERIK YOUNG CORE 5626

KATHERINE KURISCH CORE 5625

LINDA NEWSOME CORE 5625

CAROL REYNOLDS CORE 5625

SCOT JEFFREY SAFFRO CORE 5625

ANGELA SANGHA-GADSDEN CORE 5625

DRUNITA STEWARD CORE 5625

CHRISTOPHER A. SWIGGUM CORE 5625

RAYMOND WOHL CORE 5625

MARILYN STEWART UPC 5659

TENILLE EVANS UPC 5630

MARY M. ORR UPC 5629

KEITH VANDERMEULEN UPC 5628

ISALY ACEVEDO UPC 5627

MARK A. OCHOA UPC 5626

BETTY ARNIERI UPC 5624

JACKIE CANNELLA UPC 5624

NICK CANNELLA UPC 5624

PATRICK CLANCY UPC 5624

THOMAS M. FEELEY UPC 5624

ANTONIA GARCIA UPC 5624

GAIL KOFFMAN UPC 5624

ADRIENNE ANGLIN UPC 5623

VICTOR CIUMMO UPC 5623

SHARON D. DAVIS UPC 5623

TODD A. FRANTZ UPC 5623

QUEEN ESTHER JACKSON UPC 5623

SILVIA LOPEZ UPC 5623

HEIDE BURKE UPC 5622

AMANDA DAVIS UPC 5622

MARY ECTOR UPC 5622

LORRAINE EUBANKS UPC 5622

EILEEN LYNCH UPC 5622

THOMAS MCCANN UPC 5622

SHIRLEY J. ANDERSON UPC 5621

DIANE BLASZCZYK UPC 5621

CARYN BLOCK UPC 5621

EUGENE BOYD UPC 5621

MICHELLE BRUMFIELD UPC 5621

SEAN M. CLANCY UPC 5621

STEPHANIE DAVIS-WILLIAMS UPC 5621

KATHERINE DONOVAN UPC 5621

ROBERT FAULKNER UPC 5621

BRIGID GERACE UPC 5621

GENOVEVA GUERRERO UPC 5621

KENNETH T. JAMISON UPC 5621

MICHAEL KANE UPC 5621

BOBBI JO KING-DONELSON UPC 5621

SARAH LANDEROS UPC 5621

PAMELYN MASSARSKY UPC 5621

JACQUELYN MCQUEEN UPC 5621

LESLIE BARRON UPC 5620

DEBRA BLACKMON-PARRISH UPC 5620

ANN BOOR UPC 5620

CHARLES COTTON UPC 5620

ERIN M. DOUBLEDAY UPC 5620

GLORIA FINLEY-STEWART UPC 5620

MARY B. FITZPATRICK UPC 5620

DAVID FRIEDMAN UPC 5620

LINDA GOFF UPC 5620

KATHLEEN HAWKINS UPC 5620

JAMES A. HEARRIN UPC 5620

GLORIA E. HIGGINS UPC 5620

TIFFANY HUMPHREY UPC 5620

KAREN L. KREINIK UPC 5620

PHYLLIS MAGEE UPC 5620

RICHARD MARTIN UPC 5620

AUDREY PARSLEY UPC 5620

KELLI PFEIFFER UPC 5620

TOM ARNIERI UPC 5619

BRENDA ASAJU UPC 5619

STAUNTON BROOKS, JR. UPC 5619

ANN CATA UPC 5619

JOHN CUSICK UPC 5619

DOROTHY FELTUS UPC 5619

JANE HEARRIN UPC 5619

GLORIA HENLLAN-JONES UPC 5619

DELPHINE HILL UPC 5619

BRENDA L. HUMPHREY UPC 5619

DONYIELLE JOSEPHS UPC 5619

JOHN KEATING UPC 5619

LAURENCE LAUGHLIN UPC 5619

DONNA LAW UPC 5619

MARCIA LOPATKA UPC 5619

ANNETTE LUCAS UPC 5619

JOHN F. O’BRILL UPC 5619

STACEY BOYD-HILL UPC 5618

JUDITH GIDDEN UPC 5618

KITTY GILBERT UPC 5618

MARY HANSON UPC 5618

MICHELLE HINKAMP UPC 5618

MARGARET LEBRECHT UPC 5618

LAURITA LOCKHEART UPC 5618

C. DIANE MYRON UPC 5618

DEANNA MYRON UPC 5618

THELMA PERKINS UPC 5618

RICHARD PERROTTE UPC 5618

HELEN RAMIREZ-ODELL UPC 5618

JANICE ROSENBERGER UPC 5618

TOM STARNICKY UPC 5618

PATTI A. WALSH UPC 5618

ERIKA WOZNIAK UPC 5618

BARBARA J. GIBSON UPC 5617

EUGENIA B. HARDAWAY UPC 5617

VIVIAN HARLAN UPC 5617

MIGUEL HERRAN UPC 5617

CARVEL JENNINGS UPC 5617

BONNIE R. JOHNSON UPC 5617

MYRA D. JOHNSON UPC 5617

EILEEN KAHANA UPC 5617

ERIC MAZA UPC 5617

MARY MCGUIRE UPC 5617

RONALD J. MINOR UPC 5617

VICTOR OCHOA UPC 5617

KRISTEN O’MALLEY UPC 5617

WENDY PATTIS UPC 5617

BEATRICE PEREZ UPC 5617

ANDRE POELLINETZ UPC 5617

DENISE RACKY UPC 5617

MARY SHARON REILLY UPC 5617

LEORA RINK UPC 5617

ARLENE WILLIAMS UPC 5617

REKA JAMISON UPC 5616

SYMANTHA LANCASTER UPC 5616

RANDI MCMANUS UPC 5616

CHRIS MEENAGHAN UPC 5616

LOIS NELSON UPC 5616

ORQUIDEA B. OLIVO UPC 5616

REINA OTERO UPC 5616

BERNICE S. ROBERTS UPC 5616

KIRKLAND ROBERTSON UPC 5616

JOSHUA E. STRAND UPC 5616

EARL STEWART UPC 5616

JOSEPH WALKER UPC 5616

OINESSA MCCANN-MOSS UPC 5615

CHRISTIAN NZE UPC 5615

EDNA OTERO UPC 5615

JOSEFINA OTERO UPC 5615

IDERIA PAGE UPC 5615

WILLIE RICHARD III UPC 5615

MONICA SIMS UPC 5615

DOROTHY J. THOMPSON UPC 5615

KAREN VIATER UPC 5615

LASHAWN WALLACE UPC 5615

MARIA WEBER UPC 5615

CHRISTEL WILLIAMS-PIERCE UPC 5615

LINDA WILLIAMS UPC 5615

NANCY WILLIAMS UPC 5615

ROBERTA WILSON UPC 5615

ELSA ORTIZ-KENNY UPC 5614

CECILIA D. SCOTT UPC 5614

EDIE MARIE SMITH UPC 5614

SANDRA A. SMITH UPC 5614

KATHY THREATT UPC 5614

SHEILA TOWNSEND UPC 5614

KAREN D. WILLIAMS UPC 5614

SANDRA L. SCHULTZ UPC 5613

ROBERT F. SCHWARTZ UPC 5613

WILLIAM G. SHERWIN UPC 5613

May 25, 2010 at 3:29 PM

By: Linda Porter

CSDU

Of course, they didn't post an Excel file and the PSRP Functionals are not listed. When you click on the link the high school functionals come up again. Can't they get anything right the first time?

May 25, 2010 at 3:39 PM

By: Margaret Wilson

retired teacher/parent

I do think that there is a strong indication that games have been played with the results or there would have no problem with each caucus having their own file copy. How do we know that the results are the same as the ones given to the Union? The Union couldn't hide how well CORE did in the election so it looks like the AFT delegates will be a mixed CORE and UPC (but the majority will be UPC). Marilyn will still hold her position in the AFT so some things won't change no matter what the election results are.

May 25, 2010 at 4:40 PM

By: Matt Farmer

This is starting to look like . . .

This is starting to look like the type of election that former President Jimmy Carter would typically monitor in some banana republic.

May 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM

By: chgotchr

Luckily CORE has no problem using lawyers

If all else fails, I'm sure a lawsuit will be on its way.

May 25, 2010 at 11:46 PM

By: Danielle from CORE

CTUnet

Boy, there sure was a quick turnaround on the report of the rally, unlike the election results which were prepared already for the union. Had to get a picture of Marilyn smiling next to a police officer while being cited -- for the good of the union, of course!

One of those Officer Friendlys was mad about my students waiting for a bus on the corner and asked, "Where's your bus?" My student replied, "I don't know," and he snapped back, "What do you know? Save our schools?" Typical of the respect my kids have come to endure at 125 S. Clark, I guess.

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