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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 a Fair Contract!

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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Hospital workers are going on strike too! Greg Kelly of @SEIUhciimk just announced a 96% vote to strike at Mt Sinai. Be there at 10 AM tomorrow. #CTUSEIUstrike #FairContractNow https://t.co/ap8qPgFjzV CTULocal1 photo
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"Failure is not an option." SEIU 73 member says we need special education services ASAP in CPS. #CTUSEIUstrike #FairContractNow https://t.co/Wn54ieVCax CTULocal1 photo
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"We are mourning the loss of bilingual services in our schools. 20% are English Language Learners." says Linda, Perales, a CTU Latinx Caucus member. #CTUSEIUstrike #FairContractNow https://t.co/AINNSiXUeG CTULocal1 photo
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DAY 2 of #CTUSEIUStrike. We're downtown occupying Chicago until we get #FairContractNow. "Its not OK that we have one counselor for 936 students." #CTUSEIUstrike https://t.co/hUvfvvaU5H CTULocal1 photo

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Mayor Lightfoot, get on the right foot! Strike Day 2 Rally at City Hall!
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Treat yourself, family.
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Chicago Teachers Union5 hours ago
These flyers were dropped on our members as we marched past the Board of Trade yesterday. If this is how they view us, we can only imagine how they view the majority Black and Brown children we teach. This is why we fight. Because if we don’t defend our own, who will?
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Chicago Teachers Union5 hours ago
‪Change we can believe in. FREE BUS RIDES if you’re wearing red or purple and headed to 1:30 p.m. rally at City Hall.
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We’re just going to leave this right here...
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Day two. We’re on picket lines and at CPS (citywide members) until 10:30 a.m., then rallying at City Hall at 1:30 p.m. The message? We need a nurse at every school. We need a psychologist at every school. We need a counselor at every school. We need a librarian at every school.
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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.

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.