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Read your contract and get guidance on common concerns here.

Our contract and our unity protect our members and the students we serve in every school. Learn how to stand up for your rights, get help from CTU staff when you need it, and stand with fellow CTU members.

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Take action in the legislature, join citywide campaigns and learn how best to empower your LSC, PPC or PPLC here.

Along with parents, students and community, we advocate for the schools – and the city – that our students deserve. Learning, working and living conditions are not separate. Together, our Union wages a comprehensive fight for the soul of public education.

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Learn about the internal activities and resources of our Union here — such as our democratic bodies, our publications, discounts and professional development offerings.

Caring, democratic, united: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one.

Mayor Lightfoot has slashed support for girls’ flag football coaches

Will you write a letter to let Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Bears know what you think about them cutting stipends for girls flag football coaches? After the start of this year’s season, the mayor’s team sent an email to coaches, saying that the previously quoted coaching stipend amounts were incorrect and would be cut in half. Whaaaat?

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Next steps in fight for parental leave

Nothing prevents expanded parental leave from happening for our educators and support staff — except for the mayor’s obvious bias towards our overwhelmingly female and female-oriented workers in our schools.

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Tara Stamps creates her own legacy in honor of her mother

Being the daughter of civil rights icon Marion Stamps, Tara Stamps had some big shoes to fill. But, as an educator, organizer, two-time aldermanic candidate, brilliant orator and single mother of three, most people who know Stamps think she has some pretty big shoes of her own.

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Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one.


Schools Chicago Students Deserve 3.0: From Pandemic to a Real Path Forward

This third iteration of The Schools Chicago Students Deserve comes as many Chicago public school communities remain mired in deficiencies caused by decades of prioritizing wealth and deeply segregating neighborhoods and schools. It lays out a plan to address trauma, chronic inequities, and school funding and function in the time of COVID-19.