All articles by George Milkowski

May 2020 Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meets on Zoom

Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the May 6, 2020, HOD meeting was held by video conference. As this was the first time the CTU did this, there was no official voting on items or . . .

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Celebration of Life for Tom Lalagos will be on Feb. 22

There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Tom/Thanasi Lalagos on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Chicago Teachers Union Hall located at 1901 W Carroll Ave., Chicago.

Heavy . . .

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February meeting of the CTU House of Delegates

While the Chicago Teachers Union Executive Board recommended that the House of Delegates endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for president, it was voted down at the Feb. 5 meeting. A second vote accepted an official position . . .

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$25 million for veteran teachers not addressed at January Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates

Although front-page news the previous day, CTU officials did not address a major contract dispute at the Jan. 8, House of Delegates meeting. The Chicago Sun-Times had reported that CPS won't count the $25 million . . .

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Post-strike, CTU emphasizes contract enforcement: Report on the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meeting on Dec. 4, 2019

Because I stopped CTU President Jesse Sharkey to ask him a question, the meeting started a bit lat, at 4:20 p.m., with the traditional, pre-meeting Question and Answer period.

The Oglesby school delegate asked . . .

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House of Delegates votes to suspend strike

In order to vote on the tentative agreement, another special meeting of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates was called on October 30, 2019. The meeting started about 6:04 p.m. This special meeting was . . .

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Report on the November 2019 meeting of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates

Salary schedules, sick days, strike make-up days, and the vote on the tentative agreement were discussed during the November 12, 2019, meeting of the Chicago Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates. The meeting started on . . .

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Report on the meeting of the CTU House of Delegates on October 2, 2019

The pre-meeting Question and Answer period began at 4:15 p.m A delegate said that classes were overfull, especially Special Ed classes. He has gone through the school’s PPC and gotten nowhere and has subsequently filed . . .

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Report on the special, emergency meeting of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates on October 16, 2019

The pre-meeting Question and Answer period began at 4:15 p.m. I was outside the CTU building for the entire time of the pre-meeting Question and Answer period tending to other duties and was not present . . .

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Report of CTU's special meeting of the House of Delegates

A special meeting of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates was called on October 29, 2019, to update the membership on the status of negotiations. It started at 6:19 p.m. CTU officers Christel Williams . . .

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Strike authorization vote set at September meeting of the CTU House of Delegates

While many topics were addressed at the Sept. 4, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates meeting, the strike authorization vote was most important. In his report, President Jesse Sharkey stressed the need for a . . .

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Report of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meeting held on June 5, 2019

The pre-meeting Q and A started at 4:15 p.m. Delegate Margaret West was very upset about the new ASPEN program that has been implemented for grade entry. The program requires inordinate amounts of time and . . .

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May Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates report includes election forum information

A post-meeting debate with officer candidates in the May 17 CTU election was held after the May Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meeting. Current CTU officers and CORE candidates Jesse Sharkey and Stacey Davis . . .

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April 2019 CTU House of Delegates report

The first topic of the pre-meeting question period, of the Chicago Teachers House of Delegates on April 3, 2019, was the CTU’s donation to Toni Preckwinkle, who lost to Lori Lightfoot in the Chicago mayoral . . .

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February meeting of the CTU House of Delegates

Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) officers urged delegates to support the union's endorsement of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle for Chicago mayor in the Feb. 26, 2019, election. While acknowledging her connection to indicted alderman Edward . . .

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Report of the CTU’s House of Delegates meeting held on January 9, 2019


The pre-meeting open mike Question and Answer period began on time at 4:15 p.m..

1. A delegate stated that the only productive time at the House meetings were in the pre-meeting Q and . . .

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CTU House of Delegates endorses Toni Preckwinkle, plus additional information from meeting

The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meeting was held on December 5, 2018. A report on the meeting, with information in addition to the endorsement of Toni Preckwinkle for mayor, follows:

The pre-meeting open . . .

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Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates Oct. 31, 2018, meeting

The meeting of the House of Delegates began on time at 4:15 p.m. with the pre-meeting Question and Answer period. Here are some of the things the delegates brought up.

One principal would not . . .

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George showed no fear revealing problems, lies and idiocies

George was one of the bravest people I have ever known. He was adamant in seeking and publishing the truth about the school system and the union and showed no fear revealing the problems, lies, . . .

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