My Rights

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.

My Movement

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.

My Union

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.

CTU Responds to CPS Budget Proposal

In response to the short-sighted and incomplete budget proposal released by the CPS CEO, Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jackson Potter stated the following: “CPS CEO Martinez’s proposal is not a budget, it’s an act of make-believe. It’s the product of a man... read more

Member Bulletin, July 11, 2024

In Memoriam, June 2024

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the union by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are listed using the information received. If you notice an error or omission, please first contact the CTPF at 312.641.4464 or via email at to report the information. Please contact the CTU Membership Dept. as well by phoning 312.329.9100. Both the CTPF and CTU disburse survivor benefits to a member’s designated beneficiaries.

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Your Union is Here to Help

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

Layoff Rights

Despite inadequate staffing and large class sizes, CPS continues to disrespect educators with layoffs that hurt our members, our students and our schools. Thanks to our contract, CPS is required to follow some rules when they make these layoffs and laid off teachers have rights.

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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.