GLJ-ILRF Offers Its Condolences After the Passing of Former CTU President Karen Lewis

Legendary former Chicago Teachers Union’s president, Karen Lewis, passed away Sunday night after a long and fierce battle with brain cancer. Lewis was one of the most influential labor leaders, dedicated to democratic militant unionism and racial justice who fought for the entire working class, inspiring unions and teachers all over the country. As one of our labor defender awardees last year, the Chicago Teachers Union has served as an exemplary model of 21st-century labor organizing and a powerful voice advocating for educational and community justice in Chicago. GLJ-ILRF offers its deepest condolences to the Chicago Teacher’s Union, Karen’s family and all those mourning her loss and continues to stand with labor rights leaders and activists from across the globe who have committed their lives to defend workers rights and build power across a range of sectors and communities.