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Tuesday
August
20
CTU All-Member Meeting

Wednesday
August
28
Board of Education Rally

Saturday
August
31
South Side Labor Day Parade

CPS educators have been working without a contract for:
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Contract Fight Overview

Bargaining for the schools Chicago students deserve

  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • Fair Pay & Benefits
  • Fully Staffed Supports
  • Justice for Families

Learn more about what we’re fighting for

Latest Bargaining Update

Follow Our Contract Fight

2 days ago
After powerful, inspiring @CTULocal1 all-member meeting, heading to CPS for 3:45P press conf/4P hearing on budget, which CUTS nurses/librarians/social workers/school funds. Those equity promises? #PutItInWriting @chicagosmayor in enforceable #FairContractNow https://t.co/U3KYSYf2gS CTULocal1 photo
2 days ago
Be like Hello Kitty...

And Call 📞 Mayor Lightfoot right now at 312-744-3300.

Tell her to put her promises in writing. Schools need:
Nurses, librarians, counselors, smaller class sizes, decent pay raise for teachers
#FairContractNow #standwithCTU #keepYourPromiseLori https://t.co/Ki6z02YmN4
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2 days ago
Jesse: The money is there for our schools and our contract. Look at your taxes. There’s 1 billion more in pension levys, new evidence based budgeting, the new funding formula and that doesn’t include the 100s in million in TIF money #FairContractNow
2 days ago
You can be sassy and call Mayor Lightfoot now!

Call 📞 Mayor Lightfoot right now at 312-744-3300.

Tell her to put her promises in writing. Schools need:
Nurses, librarians, counselors, smaller class sizes, decent pay raise for teachers
#FairContractNow #standwithCTU https://t.co/oniYIhEXHJ
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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.

Fighting for Fair Contracts

CTU is fighting for quality pay and benefits (including health care), full staffing in our schools, smaller class sizes and justice for students and families. Get updates and resources for our contract fights here.

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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.

Your Union is Here to Help

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

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Fighting for Fair Contracts

We’re continuing to bargain contracts with charter operators at CTU’s unionized charter schools — and for more than 25,000 CTU educators at district-run schools, where our contract expires 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.

Report:

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.