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Upcoming Contract Actions

Monday
Oct
14
Stand Up for education justice rally & march

Thursday
Oct
17
CTU and SEIU 73 On Strike if there’s no agreement

Use Your Teacher Voice

Every voice matters—including yours. No-one can tell your story or your school’s story like you can. Send the CTU a brief (15-30 second) video about what your classroom and school needs, and what your students could achieve if those needs were met. We’re composing an anthem—and every voice lifted and singing this tune amplifies our mighty chorus.

Tell us your name, your position and your school. Tell us what you, your school and your students lack that we’re fighting for in the contract. Tell us what a difference it would make to students if they had what they need.

We recommend that you practice what you’ll say before recording the video. Have a colleague shoot the video with the phone turned sideways (landscape mode). Avoid back lighting: don’t have bright or outdoor lighting behind you. If you show yourself from the waist or shoulders up and stand with a favorite part of your classroom or work area behind you, these finer touches make for an easy, high-quality video.

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When your students lift you up and support the contract struggle because they know that our demands are for us to get the things that Chicago students deserve @CTULocal1 @CTULatinx #PutItInWriting #faircontractnow https://t.co/2eEwktGtGA

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‪She was elected on our platform. Now it’s time for the mayor to accept our path forward—teachers, case managers, PSRPs, clinicians, librarians and nurses—for the schools our students deserve.‬
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This person is the champion our students and school communities need. Put it in writing, Mayor Lightfoot, and we all win.
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Main Hashtags

  • #FairContractNow
  • #PutItInWriting
  • #StandWithCTU
  • #RedForEd

Specific Hashtags

Use these hashtags with posts that fit them. For example, #ClassSizeMatters with a photo post of your overcrowded room.

  • #SolidarityFriday
  • #PrepTime
  • #TeachersPrepare
  • #ClassSizeMatters
  • #FairPay
  • #StaffOurSchools
  • #WomensWorkEqualPay
  • #SanctuarySchools

More from the Contract Campaign

Contract Campaign Central
Strike FAQ
Take Action
Solidarity from Allies
Latest Bargaining Update
What We're Fighting For
Resources for Organizing
Bargaining Timeline
Social Media / CTU Speaks! Podcast

General CTU Announcement

Fighting for a Fair Contract

CTU is fighting for quality pay and benefits (including health care), full staffing in our schools, smaller class sizes and justice for students and families. Get updates and resources for our contract fights here.

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