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Program Information
 Labor Express Radio 
 Weekly Program
 Jerry Mead-Lucero - Labor Express Radio  
 Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) 
This is the full 6-21-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

On today’s program we’ll hear from three members of the Chicago Teachers Union new leadership team. CORE, the Caucus of Rank and File Educators, a reform caucus within the teachers union, won the election for union leadership over the incumbent United Progressive Caucus receiving nearly 60% of the vote. This is a historic victory for a leading group progressives and reformers in the union who have promised to engage the union membership in a much more militant and serious opposition to the school privatization agenda supported by the Mayor and the school board. President-elect Karen Lewis, the union’s new Financial Secretary Kristine Mayle and the new Recording Secretary Michael Brunson appeared on a special Labor Beat T.V. program broadcast live over the internet last Friday. We’ll air excerpts from that program on today’s episode of Labor Express.

We’ll also bring you audio from the rally outside the Congress Hotel last Monday, marking the 7th Anniversary of a strike by workers at the Congress and an update on the UNITE-HERE Local 1’s contract campaign with over 30 hotels in Chicago. That contract fight will reach the one year mark this coming August.

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