Fighting for Power in City Hall
Delegates, Building Reps and School Leaders ConferenceMarch 7 or 9 · Register Now!
10AM TODAY, Saturday, 2/16: Operation PUSH with CICS strikers 930 E. 50th St., Chicago 4PM Tuesday, 2/19: CICS quarterly public board meeting 11 E. Adams St., Chicago. AFT President Randi Weingarten to join strikers, allies. Lead sponsors of state's historic 2017...
11:30A, Friday, 2/15: protest at Goldberg Kohn, office of CICS founding board member David Chizewer, 55 E. Monroe 2:45PM: Sen Duckworth, state legislators to join CICS strikers, CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago Senator to meet with CTU teachers and...
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.
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.
Chicago is on the cusp of a new political era. Movements for fundamental change—led in no small part by the CTU—have altered the political calculus in this city. We drove out Rahm Emanuel and we have a chance, now, to impact who runs City Hall. We’ve taken the reins in that process. Now, we need every member and supporter to put in the work.
Let’s make CTU’s vision the dominant narrative in this election.
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.
Fighting for Fair Contracts
Eleven out of 12 contracts at CTU’s unionized charter schools are expiring in 2018. In addition, nearly 25,000 CTU educators at district-run schools will see our contract expire 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.
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.