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Bargaining for the schools Chicago students deserve

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

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15 minutes ago
Amen. The ⁦ @CTULocal1⁩ is powerful because of what WE have done and what WE will do. When we act together, we can’t be stopped. We can accomplish together what we can’t achieve alone. #faircontractnow@AFTunion⁩ ⁦ @rweingartenhttps://t.co/FI77U3xIlZ CTULocal1 photo
15 minutes ago
“There’s a billion dollars a year of more funding coming into our schools. The money is there.”

@SharkeyCTU1 at a packed rally at @ctulocal1 #StrikeReady #FairContractNow https://t.co/g3rYkZFeih
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25 minutes ago
. @CTULocal1 knows that @chicagosmayor must #PutItInWriting - smaller classes, nurses and social workers in every school, fair pay and benefits #faircontractnow
28 minutes ago
. @CTULocal1 needs a #faircontractnow - @SharkeyCTU1 “the district can afford full staffing in schools- a nurse in every school every day...” but @chicagosmayor must put it in the budget and put it in writing. https://t.co/DknfDt8TMK CTULocal1 photo
50 minutes ago
Won’t make the @CTULocal1 all member meeting today but sending love and solidarity from Vietnam. You better believe I’m ready to fight and strike if we have to. #putitinwriting #faircontractnow

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.


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.