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.
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.
Caring, democratic, united: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one.
LSCs hold key power to evaluate and hold prinicpals accountable, a critical tool for school improvement
The ability to evaluate school principals and decide whether to renew their contract is one of the most powerful tools that members of Local School Councils (LCSs) hold. But many LSCs overlook the evaluation, missing an important opportunity to improve their schools.read more
Topics: Giving Tuesday, Thanksgiving message, contract campaign kickoff, Instituto rally for a fair contract and more!read more
As we head into the holiday season, we want to thank you for your tireless dedication to your students, your school communities and our entire city.read more
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.