The sway of the labor vote.

The Chicago Academics Union gave its formidable endorsement to Toni Preckwinkle in the crowded race for mayor, someday after the previous faculty instructor embraced the union’s schooling agenda. Nicely aware of the facility of the CTU’s endorsement, Susana Mendoza’ marketing campaign was ready with a counter-punch: Dolores Huerta. Metropolis Corridor Reporter Fran Spielman has the story.

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Here’s a take a look at political events scheduled for Thursday Dec. 6.


  • 10 a.m. –  CTU, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, SEIU Native 73 to host press conference to announce union’s mayoral endorsement. 2229 S. Halsted.
  • 10:15 a.m. –  Mayor Rahm Emanuel will participate in The Hatchery ribbon slicing ceremony. The Hatchery, one hundred thirty five N. Kedzie Ave.
  • 1 p.m. – Press conference with state legislators and strikers of the UNO/Acero faculties to announce a legislative package deal pertaining to constitution faculties. INCS headquarters, one hundred fifty N. Michigan Ave.

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