Statement on Chicago School Budgets

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2017   United Working Families Statement on Chicago School Budgets CHICAGO – Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families, on the school budgets provided to Chicago principals today: “Today, principals across Chicago received woefully inadequate school budgets that will mean yet another round of brutal cuts for students, parents, and teachers. “Bruce … Read More

Emma TaiStatement on Chicago School Budgets

Summer 2017 Update: Berwyn United, Knock Your Block, First Thursdays, and more!

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Summer is off to a busy start for us here at United Working Families, where we’re building the people power we need to elect progressive champions for racial, social, and economic justice. Check out some of our updates below! — Berwyn United Holds the Line on Worker Rights! After Cook County raised the minimum wage and secured earned sick time … Read More

Emma TaiSummer 2017 Update: Berwyn United, Knock Your Block, First Thursdays, and more!

Grassroots Progressive Efforts Quadruple Turnout in Bolingbrook Election

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Suburban Voters Fire Warning Shots for Trump, Rauner, Complacent Dems BOLINGBROOK – United Working Families, an independent political organization powered by progressive labor and community organizations, congratulates mayoral candidate Jackie Traynere and the progressive grassroots organizing efforts that powered the Bolingbrook United slate’s historic turnout levels. Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families, on … Read More

Emma TaiGrassroots Progressive Efforts Quadruple Turnout in Bolingbrook Election

Berwyn United Slate Fires Shot Across the Bow for Complacent Democrats

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People-Powered Progressive Slate Shakes up Suburban Primary with Eight Electoral Victories BERWYN – United Working Families, an independent political organization powered by progressive labor and community organizations, congratulates Berwyn United on its victories in Tuesday’s primary. Berwyn United, a 15-candidate slate mounting a progressive challenge to the Berwyn political establishment, picked up eight seats on Tuesday. Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United … Read More

Emma TaiBerwyn United Slate Fires Shot Across the Bow for Complacent Democrats

Elena and Aaron fight for the future of education

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We’d like you to meet a couple of fierce progressive organizers who are working for change in the 15th Ward and across Chicago. Elena and Aaron are volunteer leaders with Grassroots Illinois Action and United Working Families, building power in their neighborhood and organizing to elect Rafael Yañez as alderman and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to the mayor’s office. Elena got … Read More

GraemeElena and Aaron fight for the future of education

“Culture of Corruption.” Rahm Donor Protection Program On Display in First Runoff Debate

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CHICAGO (March 16, 2015)-Following is the statement of United Working Families Executive Director Kristen Crowell in response to the first Chicago mayoral runoff debate Monday. “Whether it was executives who profit from his dangerous privatization and closing of public neighborhood schools, or the culture of cronyism that led to the red-light camera program he fought to expand just five months after … Read More

Graeme“Culture of Corruption.” Rahm Donor Protection Program On Display in First Runoff Debate

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BREAKING: $250K Gift From Billionaire Rauner Republican To Prop Up Rahm Emanuel Anti-Worker Agenda

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Ken Griffin Is Patron Saint of Union-Busting “Right To Work For Less” Movement, Chicago “Forward” CHICAGO (March 10, 2015)–News is breaking that the anti-union billionaire who was Gov. Bruce Rauner’s main donor, and who is the main contributor to the “Right to Work for Less” movement in Illinois, has given $250,000 to support Rahm Emanuel’s anti-worker bid for re-election. Ken Griffin, the … Read More

Joanna KlonskyBREAKING: $250K Gift From Billionaire Rauner Republican To Prop Up Rahm Emanuel Anti-Worker Agenda

Humiliated Rahm Can’t Disentangle Himself from Rauner Budget

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“Progressive” Rebranding a Total Farce CHICAGO (March 4, 2015)–Humiliated by recent election results, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is attempting to distance himself from wine club and donor-sharing pal Bruce Rauner and his austerity budget. Following is a response from United Working Families Executive Director Kristen Crowell to Emanuel’s latest efforts, his Wednesday press conference: “Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Rauner are of like … Read More

Joanna KlonskyHumiliated Rahm Can’t Disentangle Himself from Rauner Budget

United Working Families Joins Tim Meegan in Call for Recount in 33rd Ward

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Mell machine Election Day shenanigans raise questions about vote count CHICAGO (February 27, 2015) — Following is a statement from United Working Families Executive Director Kristen Crowell on the news that Ald. Deb Mell may have avoided a runoff election with progressive challenger Tim Meegan by just two votes in the 33rd Ward: “United Working Families fully supports the Tim Meegan campaign … Read More

Joanna KlonskyUnited Working Families Joins Tim Meegan in Call for Recount in 33rd Ward