Fighting for Power in City Hall
With Chicago Public Schools still around $2 billion from adequacy, deficiencies in this budget point to the district’s failure to recognize the real needs of its students.
Machine politician's endorsement of Lightfoot comes as growing number of #RahmsCoalition members jack up campaign contributions and political backing for corporate attorney. CHICAGO—Susana Mendoza, who was elected with outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on his 2011...
Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about fellow members. Ensure that union staff can keep you in the loop. Participate in our democracy.
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.
With Chicago Public Schools still around $2 billion from adequacy, deficiencies in this budget point to the district’s failure to recognize the real needs of its students.read more
Educators of Chicago
No educator’s impact can ever be fully measured, which is why your daily struggles and victories deserve to be told. In the Chicago Teachers Union, we celebrate one another.
Fighting for Fair Contracts
Eleven out of 12 contracts at CTU’s unionized charter schools are expiring in 2018. In addition, nearly 25,000 CTU educators at district-run schools will see our contract expire after this school year. Our unity, our strength and our power must be organized and deployed to win good pay and good conditions for teaching and learning in the Chicago Public Schools.
The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve 2.0
This 2018 update to CTU’s 2012 report, The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve provides a counter-narrative to the corporate agenda on education. SCSD 2.0 highlights the many racist inequities that have continued, or in some cases worsened, since 2012. CTU has a track record of fighting for reforms to change these realities, which is why Chicagoans continue to trust the CTU more than the Board of Education, more than Mayor Emanuel and more than any “reformer” backed by billionaires and corporate foundations.