Contract Fight News
So, we don't have enough for lower class sizes, trauma supports, nurses and librarians but CPS bureaucracy can grow at a rate that outpaces all other urban districts? Good to know. The earliest we can strike is Sept. 25. #faircontractnow #standwithCTU https://t.co/WIQiMgji9A
Texas: More funds help low-income kids of color when spent on lower class sizes, more student support services -- exactly what @CTULocal1 is fighting for in Chicago: https://t.co/NulNi9ighu #FairContractNow #PutItInWriting #KeepYourPromiseLori
What We Are Fighting ForOur 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. Together, in unity, we can win a better contract, better working conditions — and better schools.
Smaller Class Sizes
Fair Pay & Benefits
Fully Staffed Supports
Justice for Families
Whatever we do, we’ll do it together. You have a part to play.
All CTU members and supporters can show up and be heard at our events. CTU educators in the schools have a special role to play in uniting with coworkers and getting everyone strike ready. Whether we need to strike or not, our readiness shows the Board that, together, we’ll fight to win.
Our Union is powerful if we are united and organized.
Build Contract Action Teams, reach out to parents and community members, and wear red together every Friday. If we get strike ready, we can win a contract that will improve our schools and our lives.
The timeline below illuminates the path we’re taking, guided by two motivations:
- Union members in the schools drive the priorities of the campaign.
- We meet our legal obligations under the infamous Section 4.5 of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA).
Follow the timeline see where we are and where we’re going as we lead up to a potential strike and/or the resolution we’re seeking in a fair contract.
The Fact-Finding Report was issued on August 11, 2019. Click below to watch the CTU’s press conference following its release. The press conference begins at the 2:00 mark and you will need to manually turn on sound by pressing the icon in the frame.
You can also read our response to the Fact-Finding Report’s initial release to get more context.
Join us for an all-member CTU meeting from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20 to discuss the status of bargaining for a new contract—and next steps as we get ready to start a new school year and accelerate our struggle for the contract our members, students and school communities deserve.