CCCTU

The Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600, represents over 5,000 members in 23 chapters in Cook County. We represent faculty members, professional employees, classified employees, retirees and adjuncts within our local. Since 1965, we have had experience protecting members under the labor law and grievance procedure. In many collective bargaining contracts we negotiate, we have enhanced the professional status, pay and working conditions of our members.

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Affiliations

Local 1600 is affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest union organization. We are also affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, a national union of educators with nearly 1,000,000 members. Through the AFT, our members are connected to a wide range of benefits as well as a wide range of services such as educational research and legal assistance.

At the state level, we are affiliated with the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the strongest teacher federation in Illinois. Through our affiliations, we receive help in Springfield and Washington D.C. to pass legislation that directly affects community college employees such as tenure rights, civil service protection rights, health care benefits, and job protection.

LOCAL 1600 OFFICERS

In all cases, our officers have worked and, in most cases, still work in various positions within community colleges of Cook County, Illinois.  They come from every kind of background, different ethnic groups but with one thing in common–solidarity with their members.

President
Tony Johnston
 

City Colleges VP Dr. Rochelle Robinson Dukes

Suburban Faculty VP Delwyn Jones

Classified VP
Rose Marie Sakanis

Secretary
Lesa Hildebrand

Treasurer
Rashid Carter

Grievance Chair
CM! Winters Palacio

Legislative Chair
Sean Noonan

CHAPTERS

Daley

Chapter Chair:
Michael Held

Harper

Faculty Chair:
David Richmond
Pro-Tech Chair:
Rick Kellerman

Harold Washington

Chapter Chair:
Jesu Estrada

Kennedy-King

Chapter Chair:
Ayndrielle Ward

Malcolm X

Chapter Chair:
Todd Lakin

Moraine Valley

Faculty Chair:
Troy Swanson
Adjunct Chair:
Allen Babiarz-Lira

Classified Chair:
Lynn Doulas

Morton

Faculty Chair:
Michele Mohr
Classified Chair:
Eric Porod

Oakton

Chapter Chair:
Heather Jakob-Short

Olive-Harvey

Chapter Chair:
Sharon Silverman

Prairie State

Chapter Chair:
Cheron Ricks

South Suburban

Faculty Chair:
Gerald Griffith
Adjunct Chair:
Vernita Wickliffe-Lewis

Classified Chair:
Shannan Smith

Triton

Faculty Chair:
Leslie Wester

MidManager Chair:
Dorota Krzykowska

Classified Chair:
Katrina Mooney

Truman

Chapter Chair:
Mohamed El-Maazawi

One Million Degrees

Retirees

Chapter Chair:
Don Radtke

COMMITTEES

GENDER EQUITY

CIVIL RIGHTS & MINORITY RECRUITMENT

EDUCATIONAL POLICIES & STUDENT LIASON

ELECTIONS

Chair:
Tish Hayes

Chair:
Tim Visk

SOCIAL

PENSION & FRINGE BENEFITS

LEGISLATIVE

Chair:
Sean Noonan
 

FINANCE

MEMBERSHIP

GRIEVANCE

RESEARCH & DATA

Chair:
TBD