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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.

Contract Campaign News

CICS 2-19 board meeting
Legislators challenge CICS violation of new state education funding formula
10AM TODAY, Saturday, 2/16: Operation PUSH with CICS strikers 930 E. 50th St., Chicago 4PM Tuesday, 2/19: CICS quarterly public
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TODAY, 5PM: Rev. Jackson to join CICS strikers to demand that CICS free hoarded funds and settle strike
5PM TODAY, Thursday, 2/14: Rev. Jesse Jackson stands with CTU strikers CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago Teachers and
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Strikers to file formal complaint against CICS with IL Attorney General
1PM, TODAY, Tuesday, 2/12: Protest, delegation to IL Attorney General 100 W. Randoph St., Chicago Bi Monday bargaining after management
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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.

District Contract Bargaining Q&A

As we bargain a new contract for nearly 25,000 teachers, clinicians and PSRPs, many wonder where this process is going and what to expect. No one here has a crystal ball, but what we can answer, we have answered in this Q&A page.
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