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Apr
27
Tue
LSCs 4 All Monthly Gathering
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The LSCS.4.ALL coalition presents:

The Gathering

The Gathering is a monthly workshop series that seeks to create more effective and engaged LSCs. This month’s workshop led by CTU will be on budget.

We will cover:

  • School Budget Basics
  • Student Based Budgeting
  • LSC’s role in the Budget
  • Preparing the Budget for the next school year
  • Working collaboratively to support school progress
  • LSC’s responsibility to monitor the Budget

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:30PM to 6:00 PM

Register: https://tinyurl.com/APRILGATHERING2021

The LSCs.4.ALL Coalition includes:

Lugenia Burns Hope Center, Chicago Teachers Union, KOCO: Kenwood Oakland Community Association, CUE: Chicago United for Equity, NA4J: Northside Action for Justice, Blocks Together, Chicazgo Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Pilsen Alliance and Raise Your Hand Illinois

Apr
29
Thu
New Delegates Training
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re glad that, as a new delegate, you’re standing up for your coworkers and yourself. Being a CTU delegate can be tough enough already. Adding the pandemic and a whole new set of rules around safety means that you are doing yeoman’s work. We’re here to help. At this new delegates training, learn more about the duties of the delegate, what specific needs arise from the pandemic, how CTU staff will back you up and strategies for involving your coworkers in this crucial work.

Topics

  • “CTU 101”: Structures and Staff
  • Role of the CTU delegate
  • Solving Problems and Grievances
  • PPCs: Professional Problems Committees
  • Organizing Conversations
  • Upcoming Delegate Tasks (school votes, etc.)
  • Summer programs

April 29, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

April 29 Registration

May 1, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

May 1 Registration

May
1
Sat
New Delegates Training
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’re glad that, as a new delegate, you’re standing up for your coworkers and yourself. Being a CTU delegate can be tough enough already. Adding the pandemic and a whole new set of rules around safety means that you are doing yeoman’s work. We’re here to help. At this new delegates training, learn more about the duties of the delegate, what specific needs arise from the pandemic, how CTU staff will back you up and strategies for involving your coworkers in this crucial work.

Topics

  • “CTU 101”: Structures and Staff
  • Role of the CTU delegate
  • Solving Problems and Grievances
  • PPCs: Professional Problems Committees
  • Organizing Conversations
  • Upcoming Delegate Tasks (school votes, etc.)
  • Summer programs

April 29, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

April 29 Registration

May 1, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

May 1 Registration

Nov
6
Sat
Delegates and School Leaders Training
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

This virtual event will feature workshops such as:

Special session

  • Professional Problems Committees and Safety Committees: The Power to Keep Us Safe
  • New Delegates Session

Focus Breakout Session

  • Assertive Grievance Handling: Winning Change through United Action
  • Substitute Teacher and Staffing Shortages: Confronting the Crisis
  • Educators’ Political Power in the City, County and State
  • PSRP Organizing to Save Our Jobs
  • Sustainable Community Schools: What Our Students and Families Deserve
  • Restorative Justice: What It Is and Isn’t and Why Admins Get It Twisted
  • Discipline and Investigations: Keep Calm and Protect Due Process
  • Local School Councils: Building Power in Partnership
  • Tackling Student Loan Debt: Resources from AFT
  • Special Education: Student Specific Corrective Action (SSCA)
  • REACH: What to expect this year
Registration
Dec
15
Wed
Clinicians Meeting @ ONLINE
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm

The purpose of the meeting will to be to hear from clinicians across the district about workplace issues you have been facing, as well as to discuss next steps we can take — collectively and individually — towards addressing these various items.

REGISTER

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Dec
28
Tue
All-Member Webinar
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To help get our entire union ready for whatever may unfold in early January, we’re organizing an all-member meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28. At this meeting, we’ll be discussing how each member and every school safety committee can contribute to this escalation in our safety campaign.

In preparation for Tuesday’s meeting, we are asking every rank-and-file CTU member to complete a safety survey by Dec. 27, so we know what the greatest needs are in every school and to get a sense of possible actions members are willing to take.

Register for Dec. 28 all-member meeting

Dec
29
Wed
Safety Committee Training
Dec 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dec. 29, we are holding a safety committee training at 4 p.m. to outline strategies for kicking your school committee into high gear. This meeting is open to all members, and will focus on how to address issues we expect to encounter in January.

Register for Dec. 29 safety committee training

Mar
22
Tue
Organize to win your LSC Election (Part Two) @ Virtual, email [email protected] for info
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us virtually for the LSCs The Gathering call. Come discuss and organize how to win your Local School Council (LSC) Election!

Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Time: 4:30PM – 6PM

The Gathering monthly event with LSCs for All. More information below.

The 2022 LSC Election cycle has officially kicked off with elections happening on April 21–22, 2022, across CPS schools.

This Gathering will provide tips and resources for Local School Counsil (LSC) candidates and supporters. We provide years of winning strategies for you to win in 2022. Bring a friend. Open to all members of the community… no LSC experience required.

Share the signup as tinyurl.com/electionspart2.

Click here and register
You can submit your question via email to Brendastar1938@gmail.com OR Jianan@ilraiseyourhand.org and/or ask them during our Zoom meeting!

We look forward to seeing you all.

The LSCs.4.All coalition includes: Blocks Together, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), Chicago United for Equity (CUE), Lugenia Burns Hope Center, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), Northside Action for Justice (NA4J), Pilsen Alliance and Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education.

Apr
7
Thu
CTU Charter Division Demands Meeting @ CTU Center
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm
CTU Charter Division Demands Meeting @ CTU Center

CTU members in the charter division have coordinated our contracts in the charter division in order to maximize our collective power to win rights, funding, and power for our members, our students and our communities.

As we move towards opening bargaining with our employers, your voice is critical to ensure that our process is transparent, member-led, and effective.

CAT teams in your building will be doing one-on-one interviews with each of our members for each of us to be able to contribute genuine feedback.

Sign up below.

Jun
11
Sat
Mayor Lightfoot, stop displacing community members in Woodlawn and South Shore! @ Outside the mayor's residence
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Mayor’s Department of housing will soon be releasing a Request For Proposal (RFP) for vacant city land on 63rd St. in Woodlawn near the Obama Presidential Center.

Long-time working-class Black households can’t afford housing costs, which are rising especially in our gentrifying South Side neighborhoods.​

On Saturday, June 11, at 12 noon, South Shore community members and their allies will gather at 3325 W. Wrightwood Ave. near Mayor Lightfoot’s residence to demand a Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) that sets aside more land for affordable housing.

In South Shore, the Mayor is stalling and obstructing any effort to pass proactive policies to stop displacement. This rally will demand the Mayor take immediate action to deliver real equity around the Obama Center in the Woodlawn and South Shore neighborhoods.

If you plan to attend, please wear your CTU red, and let us know that you’ll be there by RSVPing below!

Stop South Side displacement, rally on Wrightwood