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Upcoming Activities

Monday
Oct
14
Stand Up for education justice rally & march

Thursday
Oct
17
CTU and SEIU 73 On Strike if there’s no agreement

Bargaining for the schools Chicago students deserve

  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • Fair Pay & Benefits
  • Fully Staffed Supports
  • School Community Justice

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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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It’s time for @ChicagosMayor to #FundOurFuture and build the educational equity she campaigned on for Chicago’s students. #PutItInWriting & negotiate a #FairContractNow with @CTULocal1! https://t.co/7sw2Ask803
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Even with insufficient staff & overcrowded classes, @CTULocal1 members helped boost Chicago graduation rates. Teacher know what kids need. They can’t wait. It’s time to #FundOurFuture. #FairContractNow #PutItInWriting https://t.co/Ka4qVdqQJS
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The ball is in your court, Mayor Lightfoot. Remember the promises that won you leadership of our city. Don’t just talk about it. Be about it and #putitinwriting for the schools our students deserve. #faircontractnow https://t.co/ZhvQpbUGOK CTULocal1 photo
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Excited to join my @CTULocal1 and @SEIU73 colleagues today in the struggle for fair contracts & the resources Chicago's students need. #FairContractNow #PutItInWriting https://t.co/XCgTnyTSty
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Homer stands with @CTULocal1 and @SEIU73. Even his doggy daycare has class-size limits, so he’s baffled as to why @chicagosmayor and @ChiPubSchools won’t put class-size limits for Chicago students in writing. #PutItInWriting #CTU #FairContractNow #strikedog https://t.co/LIpOedlM6r CTULocal1 photo

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  • #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.

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.

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.