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Thank you @cookcountyclerk for standing with the workers @CCCTU_Local1600 @iftaft refusing to cross the picket line for an event in your honor! #Shero #faircontractnow https://t.co/yCq9Ul54Fn
5 days ago
Triton College "mid managers" run student services, handling registration, student advising, testing, accommodations & more—yet the college won't recognize their worth. That's why these @CCCTU_Local1600 members went on #strike for a #faircontractnow https://t.co/AOpCaelFdz
5 days ago
Hospital workers at Mount Sinai delivered a letter to the CEO this morning.✊ Strike season isn't over yet Chicago... Four days left! #SinaiStrikeReady #strikewave #FairContractNow https://t.co/rthwEdpaDE CTULocal1 photo
5 days ago
. @aftu & @iftaft IFT local, Grayslake Fed of Teachers, D46 out on strike - "We don't work in public education to get rich... We just want a fair wage so our members can afford to live where they work." https://t.co/qzVDT44HMk @AFTunion @rweingarten #Faircontractnow
5 days ago
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To our 1.7 million sisters and brothers in the AFT - American Federation of Teachers, to all of the families and communities that stood in solidarity with us, we say thank you!
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To all of the 1.7 million members of this union, to all of the community allies and parents who stood in solidarity with Chicago Teachers Union – we say than...
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An older piece, but important as we use this day to honor our veterans, who are disproportionately more likely to work in a unionized workplace.
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LeBron is creating transitional housing to help families dealing with homelessness, domestic violence and other immediate unforeseen circumstances with the intention to provide shelter, safety and support for children so they’re able to attend and focus on school. Chicago is creating Lincoln Yards as a playground for the wealthy.
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Congratulations to our SEIU Healthcare IL & IN family! When we fight, we win!!
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So CPS inflates numbers by more than 400% and the Sun-Times runs with it. Makes you wonder how many other editorials have been based on inaccurate info.
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Main Hashtags

  • #FairContractNow
  • #PutItInWriting
  • #StandWithCTU
  • #RedForEd

Specific Hashtags

Use these hashtags with posts that fit them. For example, #ClassSizeMatters with a photo post of your overcrowded room.

  • #SolidarityFriday
  • #PrepTime
  • #TeachersPrepare
  • #ClassSizeMatters
  • #FairPay
  • #StaffOurSchools
  • #WomensWorkEqualPay
  • #SanctuarySchools

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.

Falling school enrollment driven by push-out of working class Black and Latinx families

City Hall has power to reverse hostility to needs of ordinary residents—and must muster political will to support real equity and economic justice. CHICAGO, November 8, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to news that enrollment in Chicago’s public schools have fallen by more than 5,000 students this […]

Final REACH Ratings for SY 18-19 Available on RLS Now

CPS released final summative REACH summary reports for SY 18-19 on the Reflect and Learn website today. Information about the ratings and members’ rights are summarized here.

Critical Next Steps In Our Contract Fight

We've scheduled a referendum vote on the tentative agreement for Thursday, November 14. We’ll hold several meetings to discuss the TA prior to that date. Also, new podcast episode!

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.

Campaign Initiatives

Fighting for Fair Contracts

We’re continuing to bargain a contract for more than 25,000 CTU educators at district-run schools, where our contract expired on June 30. 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.

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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.