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Notice of Delegate Elections 2018 Delegate Election Vacancies

by Maria Moreno, CTU Financial Secretary  |  12/04/2017

In accordance with Article VI, Section 3 of the Chicago Teachers Union Constitution and By-Laws, the terms of office of current delegates will end on January 31, 2018. New delegates in all functional categories will be seated at the February House of Delegates meeting on February 7, 2018. Below are the nomination and election procedures established by the Rules-Elections Committee for the 2018 Delegate Elections. The numbers of delegate vacancies were determined based on the formulas provided in Article VI, Sections 2b and 2c of the CTU Constitution and By-Laws using the numbers of members on November 30, 2017:

Regular Members-(1) One Delegate shall be elected for the first twenty regular members. (2) An additional Associate Delegate shall be elected for every forty regular members thereafter in a particular school. (3) Schools with less than twenty members shall be combined to form representational units. A non-voting Delegate shall be elected in each school with less than twenty members. Following their election, an election shall be conducted within the combined unit to determine which Delegate shall be entitled to a vote in the House.

Retired Members-One Delegate shall be elected for each one hundred members.

Teacher Delegates

Election packets with instructions for conducting elections were mailed to current school delegates December 1, 2017. CTU staff will make every effort to find a contact person in buildings without delegates. In schools that are entitled to both Delegates and Associate Delegates, Delegates should be elected first, then the newly elected delegate should conduct the elections for the remaining Associate positions.

Schools may conduct elections upon receipt of the packet or whenever is most convenient for the staff of the particular school. If possible, delegates should bring completed election materials to the January 2018 House of Delegates meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. If this is not possible, packets may be mailed to the CTU. In order to be seated in time for the February House of Delegates meeting, election packets must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 or dropped off in person by 5:00 p.m. on that date. Packets not received by this date will be processed, but we cannot guarantee seating at the February meeting.

Citywide/PSRP/Clinician Delegates

Citywide teacher, PSRP and Clinician delegate nomination forms were mailed on Monday, November 13, 2017. The nomination form was also made available at www.ctunet.com on the same date.

Paper nominations were taken to ensure accuracy and to move nominations in a timely manner. Each nominator was required to fully complete a nomination form in order to nominate a candidate.

Members who nominated delegates were members of the functional group of the delegate they nominated. Those who second nominations could only do so for members of their own functional group. Members may nominate themselves, but must get a second from another member in good-standing from their functional group. Elections are only being held when there are more candidates than vacancies.

Citywide Delegate ballots will be mailed to members’ homes on Monday, December 18, 2017. Returning ballots must be postmarked by Friday, January 12, 2018 or dropped off in person to the CTU office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Citywide ballots will be counted at the CTU office on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Citywide Delegate candidates wishing to mail campaign literature to citywide members may provide stamped and stuffed literature to CTU no later than Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in order for it to be labeled, processed and mailed to members.

Retiree Delegates

Nominations for Retiree Delegates will be taken at the Retiree Luncheon at the Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W. Carroll Avenue on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:30 p.m. Paper nominations will be taken to ensure accuracy and to move nominations in a timely manner. Members who cannot attend the luncheon may have someone else in the Retiree group make a nomination for them. Nominees need not be present to be nominated. Each nominator will be required to complete a nomination form in order to nominate a candidate. Forms will be available at the nomination meeting and at www.ctunet.com. Nominators must be a member of the functional group for which they are nominating. Those who second nominations may only do so for members of their own functional group.

Retiree Delegate ballots will be mailed on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 to members’ home addresses. Completed ballots must be returned to CTU with a postmark date no later than Wednesday, January 17, 2018 or dropped off in person to the CTU office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Retiree Delegate ballots will be counted at the CTU offices on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Retiree Delegate candidates wishing to mail campaign literature to retiree members may provide stamped and stuffed literature to CTU no later than Friday, December 15, 2017 in order for it to be labeled, processed and mailed to members.

2018 Delegate Election Vacancies

New delegates will be seated on February 1, 2018.

Job CategoriesNumber of Open Delegate Positions
Citywide Teacher Position (Social Worker, School Psychologist, Teacher Psychologist Intern, Citywide Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist) 23
Temporary Teacher Position (Certified Substitute Teacher, Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher, Cadre, Displaced FTB Cadre 101 Days and Displaced FTB Cadre) 9
School Nurse Position 3
Hospital Licensed Practical Nurse Position 2
School Clerk Position (School Clerk Assistant, School Clerk I, Interpreter Clerk, Special Education Support Clerk and School Clerk I-Bilingual Spanish) 21
Computer Tech Position 4
Student Special Needs Program Assistant Position 1
Parent Advocate, Parent Advocate Bilingual Position 1
Guidance Counselor Assistant Position 3
Teacher Assistant Position (School Assistant I & II, School Assistant Bilingual Spanish I & II, School Assistant Bilingual I & II, Teacher Assistant Montessori Program I & II, Educational Sign Language Interpreter I & II, School Social Service Assistant and Instructor Assistant I & II) 31
School Community Representative Position 2
Audio Visual Technicians & Screening Technician Position 1
Health Service Nurses Position 1
Retiree Group Position 33
Youth Intervention Specialist Position 1
Speech Therapist Position 8
Library Assistant Position 1
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