Feb 2, 2015
Ed Hershey, who calls for a working class fight based on a working class policy, is running for Alderman in the 25th Ward of Chicago. The election is on February 24th.
He has been a teacher for nine years in the Chicago public schools, seeing first hand the destruction of the schools that serve the children of the working class. He has been active in his union, a leader at his own school during the 2012 teachers’ strike, active against the rash of school closings that hit Chicago working class neighborhoods, almost all black. And he has been a conscious socialist his whole adult life.
Along with two other teachers – Zerlina Smith and Maureen Sullivan – he was endorsed by his union, the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU), at a boisterous CTU House of Delegates meeting on January 14, in which many of the activists opposed some of the leadership of the union who had wanted to endorse Democrats and other “safe” candidates. For an account of that meeting see secondcityteachers.blogspot.com