CORE leads vote count

CORE is leading the CTU vote, with approximately 75 percent of the votes counted. At 10:15 p.m. tonight the American Arbitration Association released the following numbers:

15,215 votes counted

UPC: 6,201

CORE: 8,261

The difference in the ballots counted and the slate results occurs because the above results show only the straight-ticket ballots.

The ballots came from high schools and elementary schools. The mail ballot count — about 600 votes — has not been released.

CORE’s lead is substantial and should hold through the rest of the count.

"The way these numbers have come in it's clear that CORE has won a substantial victory," Substance editor and CORE observer George N. Schmidt said. "We'll report the final numbers tomorrow when we have them."

Schmidt, other vote observers, and the CTU canvassing committee will remain at the AAA offices on Michigan Avenue until the vote is completed, sometime tomorrow morning.

Observers have been at the AAA offices since 1:00 p.m. when the ballot boxes were first opened. The electronic scanning began at about 2:30, Schmidt reported.


June 12, 2010 at 12:12 AM

By: Vinicius

Keep the vote data coming!

I feel so proud of our membership! *amn Proud!!

June 12, 2010 at 12:23 AM

By: John Kuijper

Great news, keep it up!!

We want a report on any snafus from AAA as well as the next to final vote counts, please. Wonderful news here!!

June 12, 2010 at 12:25 AM

By: marc schulman

very proud

congrats to core on your tough fight. proud of my neice kris mayle.

June 12, 2010 at 12:54 AM

By: Burma Green

Instructor/Core Member

Thank George for being our eyes and making certain everything is ethical.

Burma Green

June 12, 2010 at 1:09 AM

By: federer

proud & thank you

I feel so proud, too, & very grateful to the incredibly dedicated core CORE members who crafted this momentum. Anything official?

June 12, 2010 at 2:38 AM

By: kugler

New Day in Chicago Teachers Union

only a few more votes to count, if anything UPC may lose with a wider margin than the earlier vote tally.

phone report from George

June 12, 2010 at 6:51 AM

By: Linda Abdullah


"Destination Success To CORE!"

June 12, 2010 at 6:59 AM

By: Linda Abdullah


"Destination Success To CORE!"

June 12, 2010 at 9:17 AM

By: Theresa D. Daniels

Thanks, George

Thanks, George, for always being there when it counts ;=D

Hurray and bravo for CORE and our union! Congratulations to Karen Lewis, Jesse Sharkie, Michael Brunson, and Kristine Mayle for their incredible stamina and leadership. Congratulations for all the CORE members and others who worked so hard and so smart to bring the needed change to our union.

June 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

By: Patti McNally

Kinzie Teacher/Delegate

Way to Go...Core! I am so PROUD to be part of a Union that will stand up for ALL the members. CORE! CORE! CORE! CORE! CORE! CORE! CORE! CORE!

June 12, 2010 at 10:49 AM

By: Wilfredo Santana-Pinto


Everyone should celebrate this historic victory! CORE has defeated not only a well-entrenched incumbent but the corporate media that tried to rally support for her in the last weeks. Now that the \"war\" is over, the hard -won \"peace\" is the problem. Let the rebuilding of the CTU begin.

June 12, 2010 at 4:56 PM

By: kugler

Just the Beginning

I think this was only one battle in the war against corporate interests, now the real fight begins.

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