Press Release: Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward Calls on Howard Brown Health Management to Stop Illegal Layoffs

Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward calls on Howard Brown Health management to stop the illegal layoffs of Howard Brown Health Workers United (HBH United) union members and bargain in good faith with the union.

“In a time when queer and trans people are under attack across the country, it is unconscionable that Howard Brown management would choose to sacrifice patient care and illegally layoff essential workers rather than cut executive pay. I stand with Howard Brown Health Workers United to demand management stop their unfair labor practices and bargain in good faith.” said Ward. “Queer and trans Chicagoans deserve better than corporate greed, reduced patient services, and union busting.

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Press Release: Nick Ward for 48th Ward Alderman Earns Key Endorsement from Asian American Midwest Progressives

Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward announced an endorsement from Asian American Midwest Progressives (AAMP).

“In a crowded field of 48th Ward candidates, Nick stood out to our Asian American Midwest Progressives leaders because of his strong grassroots campaign, diverse coalition of support, and compelling progressive policy platform, which included thoughtful proposals to address the needs of the Asian American community,” said AAMP Executive Director Grace Pai.

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Alderman Osterman Steps Down: What is Next for the 48th Ward?

One of the candidates who has seemingly gained a lot of traction in the community is fellow community organizer, artist, renter, and restaurant worker, Nick Ward. . .Ward said he is thankful that there are so many good candidates running for the alderman position, but he thinks his combination of skills makes him the best option for the ward. 

“It’s really about making sure that people get the resources that they need to live safe, stable, healthy and happy lives. That’s a constituent service piece, it’s a policy piece and its values, and I think I’m the only one who could bring all three of those pieces together,” Ward said.

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Press Release: Nick Ward for 48th Ward Alderman Earns Key Labor Endorsements from Illinois Nurses Association and Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600

Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward announced endorsements from Illinois Nurses Association (INA) and Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600 (CCCTU).

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Press Release: Northside Democracy for America Endorses Nick Ward for 48th Ward Alderman

Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward announced an endorsement from Northside Democracy for America (NDFA).

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Press Release: Nick Ward Leads the Field in Fundraising for the 48th Ward Aldermanic Race

Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward announces $89,730 in fundraising, including $31,365 in the third quarter. Ward has raised more than all nine other competitors combined minus personal donations and loans from the candidates to their own campaigns.

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Starbucks Closes Edgewater Shop As Unionized Staff Was Set To Start Contract Talks This Month

Nick Ward, a candidate for 48th Ward alderman, has been supportive of Starbucks worker’s unionizing efforts. Ward worked in the restaurant industry for 20 years starting when he was 17 years old, so the labor movement is “very close” to him, he said.

Ward encourages people to keep up with Starbucks Workers United Chicago to stay informed, get involved in demonstrations such as sip-ins and donate to strike funds.

“It’s absolutely not a coincidence that they’re seeking to shut down the store at a time in which the stores are looking to bargain,” Ward said. “Quite frankly, it’s pretty disgusting the lengths that a corporation will go to to press their workers who are asking for basic dignity and respect.”


 

Aldermen, Residents Rip CTA On Ghost Trains And Buses As Agency President Skips Public Hearing

Nick Ward, a candidate for 48th Ward alderman, said he’s heard from neighbors the unreliable public transit service has forced them to consider other options. 

“Working class people cannot afford to worry about missing work because the bus or train was late,” Ward said. “In the midst of the climate crisis and inflated gas prices, Chicago should be encouraging more people to take public transit and increasing service — not forcing overworked and underpaid transit operators to take on more responsibilities without compensation.”


 

Press Release: Chicago Democratic Socialists of America Endorses Nick Ward for 48th Ward Alderman

Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward announced an endorsement from the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America.

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Press Release: Sitting Alderman Daniel La Spata Endorses Nick Ward for 48th Ward Alderman

Only a few weeks after incumbent Harry Osterman announced his retirement, candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward announced an endorsement from Alderman Daniel La Spata.

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Press Release: Candidate Nick Ward Is The Clear Choice for the 48th Ward Upon Ald. Osterman’s Retirement

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Press Release: Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward Announces Community Town Hall to Address Recent Traffic Violence

Candidate for 48th Ward Alderman Nick Ward announces an upcoming town hall and listening session on pedestrian and cyclist safety on Monday, June 20th at 6:30pm.

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Uptown Resident Nick Ward Announces Run For 48th Ward Seat, Setting Up Likely Showdown With Ald. Osterman

Nick Ward, a member of the progressive group 48th Ward Neighbors For Justice, is running for the seat held by Ald. Harry Osterman (48th).