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CTU statement of solidarity for Union of Noble Educators

CHICAGO—Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis issued the following statement regarding today’s Union of Noble Educators announcement of efforts to organize teachers and staff across the Noble Network of Charter Schools. If successful, the nearly 1,000 Noble teachers and staff members would form the largest charter union in the U.S.

“The Chicago Teachers Union stands in complete solidarity with the courageous teachers and staff in the Union of Noble Educators, and personally, I am extremely proud of their desire to strengthen their collective voice to better advocate for the students they serve. I hope the Noble CEO, principals and Board of Directors grant these educators the respect they have earned and do not interfere with this process, for it is very important that they are free to organize to create the type of learning community and environment that all of Chicago’s children deserve.”

Chicago Teachers Union