Karen Lewis gets automatic third term after CTU cancels elections

Karen Lewis will remain president of the Chicago Teachers Union for a third term, after delegates voted Wednesday night to cancel elections, citing no challengers.
The charismatic president of the CTU, who just led a one-day strike last Friday, had no opponents, CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said.
At Wednesday night’s meeting of the House of Delegates, the idea to cancel upcoming May elections was floated, saying it would save about $300,000, Gadlin said. The delegates then voted to do so, she said.
Along with Lewis, vice president Jesse Sharkey and recording secretary Michael Brunson also will continue in their leadership roles.

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