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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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Chicago Teachers Union7 hours ago
Essential conversation tomorrow morning WCPT 820 - Chicago's Progressive Talk with CTU VP Stacy Davis Gates, Administrator of New Teacher Development Tara Stamps and some of Chicago's realest discussing leadership and sacrifice from a women's perspective. Don't miss this meeting of brilliant Black and Brown minds.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union16 hours ago
It started with the closure of a single high school in Washington state on Feb. 27, 2020. And in Chicago, it started with a case at Vaughn Occupational High School announced on March 6, 2020, the sixth coronavirus patient in the state at the time.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
Thank you to moderator Alderwoman Jeanette B. Taylor 20th ward and all of our speakers from last week’s Parents as First Teachers CTU Black history forum. It was a great preview of our Women’s History Month panel coming up later this month!
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union
LIVE: 20th Ward Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor moderates our Parents as First Teachers CTU Black history forum as we uplift the work of Black parents and educators, discuss the challenges Black families faced long before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged our communities, and think forward to recovery.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
Educators at Passages Charter School braved the cold today in refusing the unsafe return-to-building order from Asian Human Services management. Passages teachers and staff are demanding AHS puts safety provisions in writing and ensures a safe return for students and staff.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
Join educators and youth leaders tomorrow and next week for this important conversation on how the school-to-prison pipeline decimates Black and Brown futures, and what we can all do to foster a culture of tolerance and inclusion in our schools.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union2 days ago
In a dangerous reversal, Asian Human Services, the company that manages Passages Charter School, is breaking its promise to guarantee safety protections for students, vulnerable family members and educators.
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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
Tentative Agreement Vote Resources
Meetings on the TA
Latest Bargaining Update
Answers About Strike Loans, etc.
Solidarity from Allies
Social Media / CTU Speaks! Podcast

General CTU Announcement

COVID19 Info & Action

Learn more about how CTU is working with Chicago Public Schools to make sure our schools are safe and secure. Learn more and take action to demand emergency response from CPS and the mayor.

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