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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 Union10 hours ago
CPS denied accommodation to a 27-year veteran teacher whose mother has Stage 4 cancer. "I've given you my all, and this is what you give me at the time I need you the most?" These are not nice people we're dealing with. Great marketing, and great liars, but not nice people at all.
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Chicago Teachers Union11 hours ago
We’re not being unreasonable. This is really the bare minimum of what anyone deserves in order to work safely in a pandemic.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union14 hours ago
BREAKING: We are calling for mediation in our talks with Chicago Public Schools regarding the safe reopening of our school buildings. We must deliver the best possible education, under the safest possible conditions, to our students and school communities.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union15 hours ago
Of the more than 100,000 vaccinations so far, Black Chicagoans account for only 15% while more than half of the city’s residents who got shots are white. Latinos make up 17% and Asians account for 14%, city officials said.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union20 hours ago
The president said our schools need to be safe.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union23 hours ago
Mayor Lightfoot told reporters during a news conference yesterday that in-person instruction for pre-kindergarten classrooms has been without incident since it began two weeks ago. CPS, however, has confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in schools since Jan. 11, and teachers and staff have reported close to 60 cases since their Jan. 4 return.

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

CTU Speaks! Podcast

Our new podcast, CTU Speaks! is hosted by Andrea Parker and Jim Staros. We’ll chat about our union, enforcing our contract, and our fight for the schools our children and educators deserve.

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