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.
The Citywide Professional Problems Committee (PPC) has convened regularly to review close to a thousand contract proposals as we prepare to bargain a new contract with the Board. These proposals, written and submitted by our CTU committees and individual members, represent a robust and transformative vision for the future of Chicago. The excitement in PPC meetings has been palpable as members debate ideas that have the potential to reshape our schools for years to come.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.