Teachers' union VP ousted

August 20, 2008 3:15:16 PM PDT
The vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union has been let go over charges of financial impropriety. Late Tuesday night, the union voted overwhelmingly to oust Ted Dallas after finding him guilty of lavish spending at high-end restaurants, among other purported misdeeds.

Dallas had been a member of the union since 1970 and was a teacher at Wells High School prior to becoming vice president.

Dallas is the first-ever elected leader who has been ousted in the union's history.

ABC7 tried but was not able to reach Dallas Wednesday for a comment.