Chicago Teachers Go With Obama, Not Clinton
"United States Senator and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama picked up a major labor union endorsement today as members of the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted to endorse him for President in the upcoming primary. “Senator Obama is Illinois’ favorite son and a good friend of teachers, paraprofessionals and labor. We want to show him our appreciation and support by endorsing him as our candidate for President,” added Stewart. The endorsement will activate the 32,000 membership and political action component of the Union in helping Senator Obama reach out to educators across Chicago and the suburban counties."