Former rank-and-file Chicago Teachers Union member and organizer Brandon Johnson advanced to a runoff election in the city’s mayoral race this week. In 2014, Jacobin interviewed Johnson about the CTU’s political strategy. We publish the conversation here.
Brandon Johnson is a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. He is currently running for mayor of Chicago.
Brandon Johnson spent a decade as a rank-and-file Chicago teacher and organizer for the Chicago Teachers Union before winning county-level elected office. Now, he’s running for Chicago mayor with the union’s backing. We spoke to Johnson about his campaign.