Chicago Teachers Union to hold major media briefing at 1:30 p.m. July 23, 2010

According to a press release put out by the Chicago Teachers Union on July 22, 2010, the CTU officers, attorneys, and others will hold a major media briefing at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza adjacent to the CTU's Merchandise Mart offices in Chicago at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2010.

The press release sent to all Chicago media on July 22 stated:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Thursday, July 22, 2010, Contact: Liz Brown, Media Relations, 312/329-6250 (office), 773/606-4876 (cell),, Website:

Chicago Teachers Union: A New Era of Transparency

Who: CTU President Karen Lewis, Union officers, lawyers and rank-and-file CTU members

What: Media statement.

When: July 23, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Across the street from the 333 N. Orleans entrance of the Merchandise Mart (talks to be held inside Holiday Inn) Chicago, IL

Why: To apprise the media of the beginning of budget talks with Chicago Public Schools and lay out the CTU’s goals. Union officers will be accompanied by over 30 CTU rank-and-file members who will observe the talks, strategize with, and inform officers sitting at the table.

The Chicago Teachers Union represents 32,000 teachers and educational support personnel working in the Chicago Public Schools. CTU, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers, is the second largest [k-12] local in the AFT and the largest local union in Illinois. 


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