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Campaign: Fighting for Fair Contracts

Teachers and staff at both charter and district-run schools returned to work this fall in full fighting mode for the contracts we deserve. Teachers and staff at more than 30 charter schools are fighting for new contracts. The current contract for educators at district-run schools expires in June of 2019.

Our contract is powerful

Educators at district-run schools won new protections in our 2015-19 contract around reduced paper­work, class size reductions, fewer standardized tests, job security, more grading autonomy, 15 minute preps, limitations on REACH, school staffing and other critical resources.

Our contracts and our unity give us the power to thwart administrators’ attempts to play us against one another and improve our working conditions so we can best serve our students’ needs.

Our greatest power lies in our unity, when administrators know their staff won’t tolerate — and will fight collectively — against violations of our rights. An active Professional Problems Committee and unity among staff are key to making our contract work for us in each school.

Together, in unity, we can win a better contract, better working conditions — and better schools.

Whatever we do, we’ll do it together. You have a part to play.

Take the Polar Plunge!

Join the CTU’s team in the 19th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. It’s fun and it makes a difference in kids’ lives.

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Contract Campaign News

Voters want equity
Poll: Voters embrace CTU agenda, demand policies built on equity
Voters overwhelmingly support CTU demands for more resources, revenue for neighborhood public schools, as Preckwinkle leads among likely voters.
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Union reopening bargaining with CPS over violation of health care clause
Board of Ed’s insistence on raising health care premiums forces the Union to reopen health care portions of the 2015-2019
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CTU strikers demand more for students.
CTU members overwhelmingly ratify UNO/Acero tentative agreement
CTU rank and file at 15 charter schools vote overwhelmingly to approve contract in wake of first strike of charter
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