Toni Preckwinkle accepts endorsement from Chicago Teachers Union, 2 other major union affiliates – Chicago Tribune

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A beaming Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday accepted endorsements for mayor from the powerful Chicago Teachers Union and two affiliates of another major union.

In a short speech, Preckwinkle outlined her support for a fully elected Chicago Public Schools board, a freeze on charter schools, tax reform legislation in Springfield, and a moratorium on school closings – all points backed by the union.

“We have to have confidence that all our kids, all our kids, are receiving a quality education, not just some of them,” Preckwinkle said.

Preckwinkle spoke at the headquarters of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois, where she accepted the backing of the CTU, SEIU Healthcare Illinois and SEIU Local 73. SEIU Local 1 previously endorsed Preckwinkle.

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December 6, 2018 at 05:41PM

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