- 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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