UICUF Executive Board endorses Brandon Johnson for Chicago Mayor

Brandon Johnson with AFT President Randi Weingarten on the first day of our strike. 

Last week, UIC United Faculty’s executive board voted to recommend that the union endorse Brandon Johnson for mayor because of his strong commitment to public education and organized labor. In a poll of all union members, 75% of participating members voted for UICUF to endorse Brandon. We are excited to support a mayoral candidate who will support us, our students, and our families. 

Encourage your students to vote!
Regardless of who you support in this election, you can help make sure that your students’ voices are heard! Young people often have very low voter turnout. This message from the UIC Chancellor’s office contains UIC-specific as well as general municipal election resources.

Early Voting on Campus
Student Center East tower, Room 613 
March 20 - April 3
Weekdays 9am - 6pm, Saturdays 9am - 5pm, Sundays 10am - 4pm 

Public Safety Forum on Campus - TODAY, March 14 
4:30 - 6:00 pm at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd

Come hear from both mayoral candidates about their plans for making Chicago a safer city. If you have not yet decided on your vote for mayor, this is a great opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about their visions for Chicago: https://mayoralforum23.rsvpify.com/ 

IFT Day of Action - Saturday, March 18
1 - 4pm at 1901 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

The Illinois Federation of Teachers, one of our parent unions, has organized a day of action this coming weekend for IFT members to help campaign for Brandon. Recruit a friend and sign up to canvas with your union siblings from across the city: https://www.mobilize.us/ctu/event/554057/