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CPS educators have been working without a contract for:

Contract Fight Overview

Bargaining for the schools Chicago students deserve

  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • Fair Pay & Benefits
  • Fully Staffed Supports
  • Justice for Families

Learn more about what we’re fighting for

Latest Bargaining Update

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8 hours ago
I don’t think we should narrow our demands... this is a negotiation and we understand that we won’t get all our demands. @chicagosmayor needs to make an reasonable counter-proposal that makes progress in the right direction. #FairContractNow #PutItInWriting https://t.co/HLZGO0dRUq
9 hours ago
Just got my highlighters, pens, scissors and glue sticks. Supply money almost half gone. Need it to be double without strings in @ChiPubSchools like @CTULocal1 has in contract proposal. #putitinwriting #faircontractnow https://t.co/CK4SL4946r https://t.co/Wahug7f8sa CTULocal1 photo
9 hours ago
@stacydavisgates @CTULocal1 The question I would ask is: Would you want your child’s teacher to limit their demands for a school your child deserves? Would you want your child’s teacher to stop demanding smaller class sizes, wrap around services, special ed & ELL protections? NO!! #FairContractNow
9 hours ago
@stacydavisgates @CTULocal1 How the city supports school to prison pipeline:
-Slash education budget
-Increase policing budget
-Have more police in schools than social workers & counselors
-Understaff special Ed
-Reduce blck teaching staff
-Close public schools in blck neighborhoods
STOP #FairContractNow
1 day ago
This is great news aboutChicago students; it’s a testament to @CTULocal1 members’ hard work. Now more than ever, we need to give Chicago’s teachers the resources they need to keep students learning & graduating. #FairContractNow https://t.co/gH21DMXBKH

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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.

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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.

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Fighting for Fair Contracts

We’re continuing to bargain contracts with charter operators at CTU’s unionized charter schools — and for more than 25,000 CTU educators at district-run schools, where our contract expires 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.


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.