My Rights

Read your contract and get guidance on common concerns here.

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.

My Movement

Take action in the legislature, join citywide campaigns and learn how best to empower your LSC, PPC or PPLC here.

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.

My Union

Learn about the internal activities and resources of our Union here — such as our democratic bodies, our publications, discounts and professional development offerings.

Caring, democratic, united: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one.

Member Bulletin for April 23, 2024

News and Notes Contract campaign update: This time around will be different CTU Recording Secretary Christel Williams explained the significant roles paraprofessionals play in students’ lives, as union members called for more special education investments, dual... read more

CTU members may be owed back pay if they left CPS to work elsewhere before returning

If you worked in CPS then left for another district before returning to CPS, you may not have received the step credit for your work in other districts that the CTU thinks you deserve. The CTU is pursuing a class action grievance to benefit members who didn’t get their due step increase upon returning to CPS. This may be worth thousands of dollars to members who qualify!

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Contract Campaign Update: This Time Around

For more than 10 years, the CTU has organized educators, parents, and community partners toward creating the schools Chicago students deserve while fighting off budget cuts, privatization, and corporate “education reform.” Now we have the opportunity and responsibility to truly move our schools on a transformative path forward.

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Contract Update for April 21, 2024

Last week, CTU publicly unveiled our contract priorities and invited stakeholders to join us in open bargaining with Chicago Public Schools. Members lobbied for more funding in Springfield and members at parent-teacher conferences wore “ask me about my contract” buttons.

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Your Union is Here to Help

Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one.


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.