Posts tagged Stacy Davis Gates

    Hunter Tower: Is Pittsburgh a blueprint for other union-dominated blue cities?

    May 1, 2023 // SEIU leaders now hold key posts in Gainey’s administration. Silas Russell, SEIU Healthcare executive vice president and political director, co-chaired Gainey’s transition team. Maria Montano, former SEIU Healthcare communications director, is now Gainey’s press secretary. And Lisa Frank, former SEIU vice president and director of strategic communications, is now the city of Pittsburgh’s chief operating officer. Emails uncovered through right-to-know requests by CBS Pittsburgh reveal that Russell provided the mayor with union-generated talking points ahead of a meeting last year with UPMC officials.

    Chicago Teachers Union elects Stacy Davis Gates as new president, keeping CORE slate in power

    May 24, 2022 // The COVID-19 pandemic arrived a short time later and only worsened the strain, as Lightfoot’s and CPS’ plans for reopening schools were delayed several times by union resistance. CTU won the right to bargain over the terms of teachers’ return and twice took formal action to refuse to teach in-person classes as it fought for more safety protections for staff and students.