Together, with students, families, and workers in our school communities, we create change across our city and guide the future.
Together, our union fights to win.
Campaigns and Initiatives
Fighting for Fair ContractsEleven 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.
Sanctuary SchoolsSafety and rights for students and families.
Special Ed and Clinician StaffingWe’ll keep holding CPS accountable for serving our most vulnerable students.
Bully AdministratorsEducators deserve a respectful workplace.
Early Childhood PSRP Staffing
Young learners need teacher aides and other staff to thrive.
2019 Chicago Election
Chicago is on the cusp of a new political era. Movements for fundamental change—led in no small part by the CTU—have altered the political calculus in this city. We drove out Rahm Emanuel and we have a chance, now, to impact who runs City Hall. We’ve taken the reins in that process. Now, we need every member and supporter to put in the work.
Let’s make CTU’s vision the dominant narrative in this election.
Contact Your Legislator
The 2019 Chicago race for City Hall is in a runoff that promises to reshape the alignment of power and influence in city politics. The CTU’s political action and legislative committees met with and vetted candidates for mayor, city treasurer, and city council. Those recommended endorsements were ratified by the CTU’s House of Delegates on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 and February 6, 2019.
You are the Union. There are many ways you can help make the schools our students deserve a reality. Wear red on Fridays. Pass out educational materials to parents and community members. Join a CTU committee. Speak up in your religious or civic community. Union staff will provide you with opportunities.