Jesse Starkey

Jesse Starkey, president of the 24,000-member Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), represents the CTU on the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Executive Council, and sits on the AFT Executive Board. 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.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Arne Duncan's Attack on Los Angeles Public Teachers Shows He Doesn't Care About Real Student Needs
Literally tens of thousands of Los Angeles public schoolteachers and support staff are on strike this week, demanding that the wealthy elites who run LA’s school district address the desperate need for more resources and supports for their students. But just weeks before the strike began, former U...
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