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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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Caring, democratic, united: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about Union membership, read the latest Union news, access professional development opportunities and make sure you’re in the loop for Union communication.

My Rights

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. Read your contract and get guidance on common concerns here.

My Movement

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.

My Union

Caring, democratic, united: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about Union membership, read the latest Union news, access professional development opportunities and make sure you’re in the loop for Union communication.

Reports of COVID at schools grow, as CPS continues to fail to deliver on promised safety measures and double digit COVID rates rise in Black and Brown Chicago neighborhoods. 9:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15: Car caravan to end the lock-outs. Assemble at Union Park, Ashland and Warren Blvd. B-roll and interview opportunities. 9:45 a.m.: Socially […]

CPS nurses join NNU, INA to call for halt to mayor’s dangerous school reopening plan

Reports of COVID at schools serving district’s most medically vulnerable students grow, as double digit COVID rates rise in Black and Brown Chicago neighborhoods. 4:00 p.m. TODAY: Press conference with CTU nurses, allied health professionals, City Hall, 121 N LaSalle. Nurses will deliver a letter signed by over 150 CPS health professionals to the mayor, […]

CPS’ reopening plan is not working, say parents and nurses

After eight days back in schools, CTU rank and file report new COVID cases at Vaughn and South Side Occupational, sweeping safety concerns — and lock-outs of members for taking sick days. 7A TODAY, Thurs., 1/14: Press conference with CPS parents via Zoom. Reporters, please register at this link. 4:00 p.m., Press conference with CTU […]

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Same Storm, Different Boats: The Safe and Equitable Conditions For Reopening CPS in 2020-21

Parents, students, and teachers want to go back to school in person and want to do so safely. Will that be possible in September? Is there a number of educator or student deaths that we are willing to accept in order to have in-person school? Are CPS, the city, and the state willing to spend the money to make school reopening safe?

These questions are of particular concern in Chicago, where 84% of students and 50% of staff are Black, Latinx, multi-racial, or Native American. 1 The consequences of racist health care, discriminatory housing, and employment practices are that these students, educators, and their families are at greater risk of contracting and becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.

Also, a large percentage of staff are at increased risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 due to their age and/or underlying health conditions. Half of CTU’s membership live in the Chicago zip codes with the highest rates of COVID-19, totaling well over 35,000 positive cases.