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Members SurveyedSpring through September 2018
Members Make 400+ ProposalsOctober 2018
Vetting ProposalsNovember 2018
Priorities ApprovedDecember 2018
Proposals ApprovedJanuary 2019
Bargaining BeginsJanuary 15, 2019
Mediation BeginsMay 1, 2019
Fact-Finding BeginsMay 15, 2019
Fact-Finding HearingJuly 18-19, 2019
Fact-Finder Report IssuedAugust 8, 2019

Fact Finding report is officially issued

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.

All Member Contract MeetingAugust 20, 2019, 1-3pm

All Member Contract Meeting

keep your promises mayor lightfoot

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.

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Fact-Finder Report PublishedAugust 26, 2019
Earliest 10-Day Strike NoticeAugust 26, 2019
Earliest Possible Strike DateSeptember 25, 2019

Our Path to a New Contract

When CTU officers and staff began planning this contract campaign, there was no sign that negotiations would happen in a whole new Chicago. Rahm seemed poised to continue his assault on our schools, our union and our city.

Years of protesting, talking to parents, community members and the press and, yes, striking began to pay off, though. The public embraced our call for the schools Chicago’s students deserve and the trials and tribulations of the last several years have positioned us to win a contract that enshrines fair pay and benefits, smaller class sizes, full staffing and justice for families. We now have some $1 billion in new funding for CPS, we have a new mayor, we have a new board of education and we have new challenges, too.

The timeline below illuminates the path we’re taking, guided by two motivations:

  1. Union members in the schools drive the priorities of the campaign.
  2. We meet our legal obligations under the infamous Section 4.5 of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA).

The timeline above highlights 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.

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2 days ago
After powerful, inspiring @CTULocal1 all-member meeting, heading to CPS for 3:45P press conf/4P hearing on budget, which CUTS nurses/librarians/social workers/school funds. Those equity promises? #PutItInWriting @chicagosmayor in enforceable #FairContractNow https://t.co/U3KYSYf2gS CTULocal1 photo
2 days ago
Be like Hello Kitty...

And Call 📞 Mayor Lightfoot right now at 312-744-3300.

Tell her to put her promises in writing. Schools need:
Nurses, librarians, counselors, smaller class sizes, decent pay raise for teachers
#FairContractNow #standwithCTU #keepYourPromiseLori https://t.co/Ki6z02YmN4
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2 days ago
Jesse: The money is there for our schools and our contract. Look at your taxes. There’s 1 billion more in pension levys, new evidence based budgeting, the new funding formula and that doesn’t include the 100s in million in TIF money #FairContractNow
2 days ago
You can be sassy and call Mayor Lightfoot now!

Call 📞 Mayor Lightfoot right now at 312-744-3300.

Tell her to put her promises in writing. Schools need:
Nurses, librarians, counselors, smaller class sizes, decent pay raise for teachers
#FairContractNow #standwithCTU https://t.co/oniYIhEXHJ
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A school is more than just a place where students learn. It's the heart of a community.
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Solidarity!
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Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows.
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This is our school district in a nutshell:

Yvette McCaskill, from Morrill Math and Science Elementary on the Southwest Side, said her school library was shuttered and the librarian redirected to fill a special education vacancy, while McCaskill was asked to teach a class for English language learners.

1. McCaskill is not bilingual.
2. Why is a librarian teaching special ed?
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Chicago Teachers Union2 days ago
Press conference outside Lightfoot/CPS budget hearing!
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Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union2 days ago
After a powerful, inspiring all-member meeting, heading to CPS for 3:45P press conference and 4P hearing on proposed FY2020 budget, which CUTS nurses, librarians, social workers, and budgets for over 200 schools. Those equity promises? #PutItInWriting, @chicagosmayor in an enforceable #FairContractNow!

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