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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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Chicago Teachers Union24 minutes ago
Pritzker’s executive order gives the Illinois Department of Corrections permission to allow "medically vulnerable" inmates out of prison temporarily.
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Chicago Teachers Union2 hours ago
Essential workers aren't sacrificial workers. We must protect them all. Safety and solidarity.
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Chicago Teachers Union16 hours ago
Cook County Jail is currently the biggest coronavirus hotspot in the United States.
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Chicago Teachers Union18 hours ago
A health care worker positive for COVID-19 *could* be used as a reason to shut any hospital, but it's *only* being used to shut down an ER in a majority Black neighborhood. Meanwhile, Cook County Jail is still open, where 230 inmates and 92 staff have tested positive. Hmmm.
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Chicago Teachers Union20 hours ago
We've heard from educators and families all over the city who are looking for ways to get what they need to survive this crisis, and CTU organizers have compiled this list of resources on everything from healthcare to housing assistance, food assistance to unemployment rights, and regional and mutual aid resources. Read and share.
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Chicago Teachers Union22 hours ago
West Ridge, one of the most diverse communities in the country, has a similar rate of COVID-19 testing as the Loop and West Loop, but over 200 more cases. This is what happens when you have immigrant and refugee families living under elected city leaders who have proven incapable of protecting them. Don't do better. Do SOMETHING.

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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

Administrative Transfer Window

Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Fall 2020 without principal permission between April 8, 2020 and May 23, 2020.

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