Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis Gates sat down for The Daily Line’s “Aldercast” podcast on Dec. 21 — the calm before the storm. It was weeks before Ald. Ed Burke’s (14) attempted extortion charge and its links to CTU’s endorsed candidate, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The wide-ranging interview touches on Preckwinkle, but also the union’s next contract, strikes at the city’s charter schools, the union’s increased focus on affordable housing, turning political tides on an elected school board, and Davis’ own experience as a black woman in labor.

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