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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.

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Contract Campaign News

CTU strikers reach tentative agreement with UNO/Acero management
Strike is suspended, and teachers and paraprofessionals will return to class Monday. 1 PM TODAY, Sunday, Dec. 9: Press conference
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CTU charter strikers to rally with parents, allies as strike could move to week 2
1 PM, Sunday, Dec. 9: Rally with Acero strikers, parents, allies. CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago No deal yet
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Support our Acero charter CTU members as they prepare for Dec. 4 strike!
CTU members at Acero charter schools have set a strike date of Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the battle to raise
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