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Latest Update

Still from video of math teacher Jim Cavallero standing ready at a whiteboard.
Chicago Academy math teacher pulls back the curtain on CPS salary offer
City Hall and Chicago Public Schools have long touted a "fulsome compensation package" of a salary nearing $100,000 for the
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Earlier Updates

Oct. 10 P.M. Bargaining Update
The upshot of today's bargaining is this: the president of the Board of Education, Miguel del Valle, came in today
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Bargaining update: Friday, Oct. 4
Teacher and CTU chief of staff Jen Johnson with today's video update—including our response to the mayor's threat to refuse
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CPS still starving our schools
Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs
With mayor now effectively bargaining in public, CTU proposes livestreaming negotiating sessions to give families, educators, public a seat at
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Bargaining Team members addressed the press
CPS finally brought an offer to the table today, but it fails to address key issues
Nine months after contract negotiations began and after a 94% strike authorization vote, the bargaining team for Chicago Public Schools
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Our rank and file bargaining team lays it out for you.
Early childhood and bilingual education bargaining update
Rank and file bargaining team members Paula Barajas, Arathi Jayaram, Nancy Serrano and Lashawn Wallace talk about today’s bargaining sessions.
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A Video Update from rank-and-file bargaining team members
Health care bargaining update with rank-and-file and experts.
Today, rank and file members of our bargaining team took time out from teaching, left the students they care for
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CPS put it in writing!
Sunday bargaining update, 9/22 tele-town hall, and next steps
Dear Members: Bargaining has increased in frequency, but has not broken through, as CPS continues to avoid movement on key
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update from today's bargaining session
9/10/19: An update from today’s bargaining session
Dear all: Last week at the House of Delegates meeting, I told folks that Mayor Lightfoot had reached out. Today,
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We're getting strike ready for our contract!
Bargaining Update for September 10, 2019
Dear CTU Members: I hope your first week back to school went well! If it didn’t, the union wants to
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Bargaining update: What’s on the table—and what must improve
An update on bargaining last week: We presented on issues that include REACH—proposing that highly rated (Proficient and Excellent), tenured
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More from the Contract Campaign

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General CTU Announcement

Fighting for a Fair Contract!

CTU is fighting for quality pay and benefits (including health care), full staffing in our schools, smaller class sizes and justice for students and families. Get updates and resources for our contract fights here.

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