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 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.
Safety and rights for students and families.
Special Ed and Clinician Staffing
We’ll keep holding CPS accountable for serving our most vulnerable students.
Educators deserve a respectful workplace.
Early Childhood PSRP Staffing
Young learners need teacher aides and other staff to thrive.
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.
Play your part in bringing colleagues together to make your school strong. Stand up for what’s right in your school’s Local School Council (LSC), your Professional Problems Committee (PPC), or your Professional Personnel Leadership Committee (PPLC). Lead your colleagues’ efforts as a school delegate. Union staff will have your back the whole way. The resources here will help.