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CTU bargaining update

CTU President Jesse Sharkey with a bargaining update for our rank-and-file members, and an overview of Union goals, campaigns and priorities as we move toward spring.

Chico and Vallas and their corporate mayoral candidate

Lightfoot’s willingness to embrace worst predators in public school space underscores her unfitness for office.   CHICAGO, March 14, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in wake of the announcement that public...

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.

CTU bargaining update

CTU President Jesse Sharkey with a bargaining update for our rank-and-file members, and an overview of Union goals, campaigns and priorities as we move toward spring.

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Fall Transfer Window

Teachers can transfer schools without principal permission between April 5, 2019 and May 22, 2019.

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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.

Campaign Initiatives

Fighting for Fair Contracts

Eleven out of 12 contracts at CTU’s unionized charter schools are expiring in 2018. In addition, nearly 25,000 CTU educators at district-run schools will see our contract expire 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.

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.