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@CTULocal1 Wouldn't it be great if CPS show they value literacy by putting librarians in libraries? It won't be easy to rebuild CPS libraries, but we can! Nixon's library has over 12k books! I seek out well reviewed, culturally-relevant titles. Here are some of our new books! https://t.co/SwLUZl7X5N CTULocal1 photo
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It appears @ChicagoDOH and @chicagosmayor Lightfoot think $1100 a month for a studio apartment is "affordable housing." What do you think is affordable? Join @ObamaCBA for a Community Forum on January 28th to learn how we can stop displacement! https://t.co/cEm4CZAKgP CTULocal1 photo
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And when they’ve moved on to different jobs, watch how @janicejackson and Mayor Lightfoot will add it to their resume and list of accomplishments. Just remember it happened in spite of them not because of them. https://t.co/FDKXABWj75
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A better idea would be for the mayor and CPS to not wait until after a strike begins to start bargaining in earnest. https://t.co/FuHU46C8ZF

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A living legend—and CTU member!
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Mia Roberts was one of 13 fourth- and fifth-graders from Chicago Public Schools who competed in the event Friday.
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An extremely sad day for our union as we learn of the passing of our brother Tom Lalagos. He was a champion educator, dedicated retiree and always there when his union needed. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, friend. You are missed and loved.
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
From the six-year-old Black girl whose tantrum at a Florida school got her arrested, handcuffed, and taken to the juvenile detention center to have her mugshot taken, to the seven-year-old boy with autism who was taken from from his school in San Antonio for an outburst in class, we have been painfully reminded again this school year why we have to keep up this struggle.
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Chicago Teachers Union2 days ago
Our movement isn't just about helping elect politicians who support our platforms, but supporting movement leaders who are a part of—and truly represent—the people they serve. Lakesia for State Representative is one of those leaders.
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Lakesia for State Representative
The 9th District is one of the finest places in all of Illinois. It is home to hard working families, small business and seniors who have all worked together for our community. Learn about Lakesia and why she's running for State Representative.
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All of our Union schools in the city have new contracts. CTU members, join us Saturday for Delegates and School Leaders Training to learn ways to organize to make the most of them!
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My Union

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.

My Rights

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

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.

Winter Vacation Pay for New Hires

CTU members hired by CPS this year received only three days winter vacation pay, instead of their normal four days pay, due to the 11 days of work lost by this year’s strike.

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CTU/Illinois Federation of Teachers LGBTQ curriculum task force

The Illinois Federation of Teachers task force is advising the Illinois State Board of Education as the Board implements HB246, the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill. The new law goes into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, so educators and school staff are working to gather and create materials for use by teachers. Chicago Teachers Union […]

My Union

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.

My Rights

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

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.

Your Union is Here to Help

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

Delegates & School Leaders Training

Saturday, January 18

CTU schools—both district-run and charter—have new contracts. Every one of us must organize to make the most of them. Delegates, picket captains, PPC members, PPLC and LSC representatives are all strongly encouraged to come together at this school leaders training.

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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.