United Working Families Ipo

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AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

Formation2014
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois

Chair

Stacy Davis Gates

Vice-Chair

Abbie Illenberger

Executive Director

Emma Tai

United Working Families (UWF) is an independent political organization based in Chicago, Illinois.[1] It was formed in 2014 as a coalition between the Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, Grassroots Illinois Action, and Action Now.[2][3] Although it is not a formal political party, the organization recruits and trains political candidates and organizers, endorses and provides support to political candidates, and engages in community organizing.[1] Its stated goal is to "create space for independent politics" in Chicago and Illinois and to enact a "vision for a city and a state that provides for the many, not just the wealthy few."[4] The organization has been characterized as part of the progressive movement and the labor movement.[2][3][5]

Electoral politics[edit]

2015 Chicago municipal elections[edit]

In 2015, UWF backed the candidacy of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia against incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel.[2][6] Garcia placed second in the first round and proceeded to the run-off election, where he lost to Emanuel.

The below table shows the candidates endorsed by UWF in the 2015 Chicago aldermanic election.[7]

Candidate Ward Status Result Percentage of votes won
Leslie Hairston5 Incumbent Won in first round 52.55%
Roderick Sawyer6 Incumbent Won in first round 56.2%
Tara Baldridge8 Challenger Lost in first round 15.67%
Susan Sadlowski-Garza10 Challenger Won in run-off 50.09% (run-off); 24.09% (first round)
Toni Foulkes16 Incumbent[nb 1]Won in run-off 50.94% (run-off); 47.65% (first round)
David Moore17 Open seat Won in first round 52.93%
Ricardo Muñoz22 Incumbent Won in first round 57.65%
Juanita Izirray26 Challenger Lost in first round 33.89%
Zerlina Smith29 Challenger Lost in first round 4.66%
Scott Waugespack32 Incumbent Won in first round 78.95%
Tim Meegan33 Challenger Lost in first round 34.01%
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa35 Challenger Won in first round 67.26%
Tara Stamps37 Challenger Lost in run-off 46.99% (run-off); 32.13% (first round)
Nicholas Sposato38 Incumbent[nb 2]Won in first round 53.58%
John Arena45 Incumbent Won in run-off 53.89% (run-off); 45.46% (first round)

2018 Illinois and Cook County elections[edit]

UWF endorsed the following candidates in the 2018 Illinois elections:[8][9]

2019 Chicago municipal elections[edit]

UWF did not make an endorsement in the 2019 mayoral election, but did create a digital advertisement featuring activists who critiqued candidate Lori Lightfoot for actions during her tenure as president of the Chicago Police Board.[14] Lightfoot proceeded to win the election.

The below table shows the candidates endorsed by UWF in the 2019 Chicago aldermanic election.[15][16] All endorsed candidates who won would later join the City Council's Progressive Reform Caucus.

Candidate Ward Status Early endorsement Result Percentage of votes won
Cleopatra Watson9 Challenger No Lost in first round 25.80%
Susan Sadlowski Garza10 Incumbent Yes Won in first round 68.82%
Tanya Patiño14 Challenger No Lost in first round 29.40%
Rafael Yañez15 Challenger No Lost in run-off 40.30% (run-off); 21.83% (first round)
Jeanette Taylor20 Open seat Yes Won in run-off 59.71% (run-off); 28.78% (first round)
Michael Rodríguez22 Open seat Yes Won in first round 63.80%
Byron Sigcho-Lopez25 Open seat No[nb 3]Won in run-off 54.20% (run-off); 29.23% (first round)
Rossana Rodríguez Sanchez33 Challenger Yes Won in run-off 50.06% (run-off); 42.05% (first round)
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa35 Incumbent Yes Won in first round 59.43%
Tara Stamps37 Challenger No Lost in first round 40.17%
Andre Vasquez40 Challenger No[nb 4]Won in run-off 53.87% (run-off); 20.09% (first round)
John Arena45 Incumbent No Lost in first round 36.21%
Erika Wozniak Francis46 Challenger Yes Lost in first round 16.84%
Matt Martin47 Open seat No Won in run-off 62.50% (run-off); 39.31% (first round)
Maria Hadden49 Challenger Yes Won in first round 63.37%

2020 Illinois and Cook County elections[edit]

UWF endorsed the following candidates in the 2020 Illinois elections:[17][18]

Policy agenda[edit]

In May 2019, all UWF-endorsed candidates who won in the 2019 Chicago aldermanic election (along with alderman Daniel La Spata) signed onto a legislative policy agenda entitled "Our 100 Day Plan to Reimagine Chicago."[19][20] The agenda includes ordinances supporting public housing and affordable housing, a new real estate transfer tax, an increased minimum wage, a Community Benefits Agreement for the Obama Presidential Center, eliminating exemptions in Chicago's welcoming city ordinance, and reform of tax increment financing.[20]

In November 2019, aldermen affiliated with UWF hosted a series of town halls on the city budget, in support of their proposed alternatives to Mayor Lightfoot's budget.[21] The organization itself released a statement opposing the mayor's budget on the grounds that it lacked funding for affordable housing, failed to re-open closed mental health clinics, and did not contain sufficient progressive revenue measures.[22] On November 26, eight of the nine UWF-endorsed aldermen voted against Lightfoot's budget proposal, which passed by a vote of 39–11.[23]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ab"What We Do".

    United Working Families.

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    Retrieved 2019-03-09.

  2. ^ abcFarmer, Stephanie; Noonan, Sean (2019-11-13). "Chicago Unions Building a Left-Labor-Community Coalition, United Working Families, to Restore Working-Class Democracy".

    Related content

    Labor Studies Journal. 44 (4): 388–395. doi:10.1177/0160449X19887244. ISSN 0160-449X.

  3. ^ abUetricht, Micah (2015-04-06).

    chicago for the many

    "Meet Rahm Emanuel's Other Election Day Challenger". ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved 2019-03-09.

  4. ^"2018 Convention Agenda and Resolution". United Working Families. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  5. ^Bartlett, Rob (2014-10-23). "Two Years after the CTU Strike: "Reform" Plague Still Spreads". solidarity-us.org. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  6. ^"Can the Working Families Party succeed in America?".

    We win governing power for the movement.

    openDemocracy. Retrieved 2019-03-09.

  7. ^"Endorsements | United Working Families". web.archive.org. 2015-03-03. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  8. ^"United Working Families Announces 2018 Candidate Slate".

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    United Working Families. Retrieved 2019-04-14.

  9. ^"United Working Families Adds Endorsements to 2018 Candidate Slate".

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    Retrieved 2019-04-14.

  10. ^"Delia Ramirez". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  11. ^"Aaron Ortiz".

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  12. ^"Brandon Johnson (Illinois)". Ballotpedia.

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  13. ^"Alma Anaya". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  14. ^"New Ad Targets Lightfoot For Failing To Discpline Cops While On Police Board". 2019-03-30.

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    Retrieved 2019-04-14.

  15. ^"Endorsements". United Working Families. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  16. ^United Working Families. "Very proud to announce that Byron Sigcho Lopez for 25th Ward Alderman and Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward are joining our slate of candidates running to win a Chicago #ForTheMany".

    Share this page

    www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-21.

  17. ^Foxx, Kim (2019-11-22). "Thank you to @UWFIllinois for their support for my re-election for State's Attorney! We've got lots more work to do in Cook County to reform justice and make our communities safer and fairer for all residents, and I'm proud to have you as a partner in this fight once again.pic.twitter.com/q0MaxDeQ2k".

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    @KimFoxxforSA. Retrieved 2019-11-23.

  18. ^"2020 Endorsements". United Working Families. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  19. ^"Our 100 Day Plan to Reimagine Chicago".

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    United Working Families. 2019-05-16. Retrieved 2019-06-03.

  20. ^ abPratt, Gregory (2019-05-15). "Incoming progressive aldermen lay out agenda for 1st 100 days of Lightfoot administration: 'It's a new day in Chicago'".

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    chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.

  21. ^Smith, Ryan (2019-11-15). "Tax revenue should go to affordable housing, not megadevelopments, aldermen say". Curbed Chicago. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  22. ^"UWF Statement on 2020 Chicago Budget".

    Delegates and Affiliates

    United Working Families. 2019-11-26. Retrieved 2019-12-16.

  23. ^Spielman, Fran (2019-11-26). "City Council approves Lightfoot's $11.6 billion budget — with 11 'no' votes".

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    Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2019-11-30.

  1. ^Foulkes was previously the alderman of the 15th ward, but ran in the 16th ward due to redistricting.
  2. ^Sposato was previously the alderman of the 36th ward, but ran in the 38th ward due to redistricting.
  3. ^Endorsed after the first round.
  4. ^Endorsed after the first round.
  5. ^Villanueva was initially endorsed when she was the incumbent State Representative for the 13th district and running for re-election in that seat.

    On January 7, 2020, she was appointed to fill a vacancy in the State Senate seat for 11th district.