Merge Forces CTU to Come Clean. “CTU’s work is ‘inherently political.’” Part 2

Lauren FitzParick and Nader Issa for the Chicago Sun-Times, Part 2

Asked about the union’s political activities, Jennifer Johnson, the CTU’s chief of staff, says the CTU’s work is “inherently political.” But she notes that members can decide whether their dues go to the union’s PACs.

“We’re fighting for public education in a sphere where public education is under the realm of the mayor, who is an elected political leader,” Johnson says. “So you can’t just parse the work that simply.”