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Latest Update

2019-24 Contract Ratification Vote Totals
The tentative agreement reached on October 31 between the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union was ratified by
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Earlier Updates

Critical Next Steps In Our Contract Fight
We've scheduled a referendum vote on the tentative agreement for Thursday, November 14. We’ll hold several meetings to discuss the
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Class size provision explained…
We've updated the summary of what's in the TA and included a second page with a detailed explanation of how
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What we’ve accomplished and what comes next
It’s important to note that most of the wins in our new tentative agreement — especially the substantial raise for
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Bargaining / Strike Update: TA today, when Lori relents our strike will end.
Delegates voted 364 to 242, with four abstentions, to accept the revised tentative agreement on the condition that Mayor Lightfoot
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Bargaining Update: Picket lines Monday morning, SEIU TA, Janice Jackson showed up
Our bargaining team left negotiations at 9:30pm tonight with the same deal on the table as when they left at
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Bargaining Update: Del Valle endorses CTU special ed demands, $38 million separates proposals, Rev. Barber on Sunday
The day started with a Union Park rally and Board of Education President Miguel del Valle pledging support for our
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Bargaining Update: VICTORY at Passages Charter School! 10am Saturday at Union Park!
Educators at Passages Charter School won a tentative agreement today that enshrines in the contract key provisions that are still
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Bargaining Update: A good day at schools, at CTU and at the bargaining table
At the end of the day, both parties described it as “a good day” of discussions. Many topics were passed
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Bargaining Update: Sea of Red and Purple Drowns Out Mayor’s Austerity Talk; Leads to progress on “not sexy” aspects of
More than 30,000 members of CTU, SEIU Local 73 and our allies and supporters rallied downtown. In bargaining, we’ve now
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Bargaining Update: While Lightfoot Stalls Progress, Coaches Give Moving Testimony
As Mayor Lightfoot’s ultimatum halts actual bargaining, today coaches from around the city testified to the CPS bargaining team about
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The right to affordable housing is a civil right. This is what happens when people organize and come together for their community.
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Chicago Teachers Union6 hours ago
We still hear from people who cannot believe that our members had to go on strike for 11 days just to have a nurse and social worker in every school.. “When we fully understand, as a society, that school nurses are not ‘extras’ — because kids with disabilities are not ‘extras’ — we predict this chronic shortage of nurses will magically disappear.”
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Chicago Teachers Union20 hours ago
Dr. King said the labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. He knew that those looking to silence us were trying to silence justice. And we will never be silent.
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
There will always be struggle if you are dedicated to causes that are just. In honor of Dr. King's legacy, make no apologies for your work in this movement, and know that you are on the right side of history toward the fulfillment of his dream.
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
“Negroes are almost entirely a working people... Our needs are identical with labor’s needs – decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children and respect in the community.”
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
From housing inequality, to voters rights, to equitable schooling, so much of Dr. King’s dream is still unrealized. So his struggle continues and it takes new forms. And new heroes, like educators.
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Specific Hashtags

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

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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

Delegates & School Leaders Training

Saturday, January 18

CTU schools—both district-run and charter—have new contracts. Every one of us must organize to make the most of them. Delegates, picket captains, PPC members, PPLC and LSC representatives are all strongly encouraged to come together at this school leaders training.

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