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CTU President Jesse Sharkey & VP Stacy Davis Gates

The Fran Spielman Show

Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey and Vice President Stacy Davis Gates to discuss the most recent negotiations involving K-8 students' return to Chicago Public Schools. The union’s rank-and-file teachers and support staff approved the agreement in a one-day vote held Tuesday, with 68% of voting members favoring the deal.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

12 Feb 2021

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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey: The conditions don’t warrant in-person learning yet

John Williams

Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey joins John Williams to explain why teachers don’t wish to go back to school even though the state and Chicago Public Schools have cleared hybrid reopening. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3778343/3778343_2020-08-04-160043.64kmono.mp3

4 Aug 2020

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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey: The conditions don’t warrant in-person learning yet

John Williams

Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey joins John Williams to explain why teachers don’t wish to go back to school even though the state and Chicago Public Schools have cleared hybrid reopening. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3778343/3778343_2020-08-04-160043.64kmono.mp3

4 Aug 2020

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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey: The conditions don’t warrant in-person learning yet

John Williams

Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey joins John Williams to explain why teachers don’t wish to go back to school even though the state and Chicago Public Schools have cleared hybrid reopening. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3778343/3778343_2020-08-04-160043.64kmono.mp3

4 Aug 2020

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CTU President Jesse Sharkey: ‘Given what we know right now we think that school should begin remote’

Anna Davlantes

Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey joins Anna to talk about why the union believes that, at this point, virtual learning should continue in Chicago Public Schools when the new year begins after Labor Day due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3775000/3775000_2020-07-16-210500.64kmono.mp3

16 Jul 2020

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CTU President Jesse Sharkey and Vice President Stacy Davis Gates

The Fran Spielman Show

Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey and Vice President Stacy Davis Gates to discuss what returning to the classroom will look like and what plan is needed to make that happen safely for students. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

16 Jul 2020

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Chicago Teacher Union President Jesse Sharkey

Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers

CTU President Jesse Sharkey joins us to discuss strikes, bargaining and the politics of teacher unionism.

52mins

6 Dec 2019

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CTU President Jesse Sharkey joins Connected to Chicago

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron

This week on Connected To Chicago The President of the Chicago Teacher’s Union Jesse Sharkey joins the show. Bill and Jesse discuss the upcoming strike vote, How Mayor lightfoot can help in negotiations to prevent a strike, The specifics of what the teacher’s are demanding, and the differences in working with Mayor Lightfoot and former Mayor Rahm Emanuel.,

47mins

20 Sep 2019

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City Club of Chicago: Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey

City Club of Chicago

April 25, 2019 Jesse Sharkey – President – Chicago Teachers Union http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3634036/City_Club_Jesse_Sharkey_2019-04-25-214936.64kmono.mp3 Jesse Sharkey Jesse Sharkey was appointed president of the 25,000-member Chicago Teachers Union on September 5, 2018, replacing retiring President Karen Lewis. A member of the CTU since 1998, Jesse has been a champion of workers’ rights throughout his career, believing that the Union’s true power comes from the strength of its rank-and-file and their willingness to fight for the betterment of Chicago’s public school students, families and communities. Jesse served as CTU vice president from 2010 until 2018, during which time he played a key role in two rounds of contract negotiations, the merger between the CTU and the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, and the Union’s historic 2012 strike. He was on the front lines of the fight against school closings in 2013 and the ongoing campaign for progressive sources of revenue to support the schools Chicago’s students deserve. Prior to being elected to CTU leadership in 2010, Jesse taught social studies in CPS for 12 years at Senn High School and Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where he also coached chess, served as union delegate and worked with community and activist groups such as the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization and the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. In 2004, he played a leading role in the Save Senn campaign that mobilized hundreds of parents to oppose the takeover of the school by a military academy, an experience that taught him the value of defending traditional public schools against privatization. Jesse represents the CTU on the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Executive Council, and sits on the AFT Executive Board. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brown University, where he studied history and education. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

25 Apr 2019