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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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Earlier Updates

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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CPS: still starving our schools
As students return to school, time for mayor settle a fair contract
5:00 a.m. Tues., Sept. 3: Press conference Juarez high school, 1450 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago High school loses $840,000 and
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Bargaining Update: Budget cuts, August 20 all-member meeting
Mayor Lightfoot released her CPS budget for FY 2020 on Thursday—and it CUTS funding for school nurses, librarians and social
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Bargaining update: CPS contract fight
In last Thursday’s negotiations, we received counter-proposals related to clinicians, sanctuary and leaves of absence. These proposals remain inadequate. While
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Our students were promised equity. We're still waiting.
Bargaining update: Our fight for a fair contract for CPS students and educators
Bargaining Update: CPS contract fight These past few weeks have been busy. On July 18 and 19, the CTU and
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CTU VP Stacy Davis Gates provides update on day one of fact-finding, prospects for strike
2:30 p.m. briefing will take place at the office of CPS lead counsel Jim Franczek, 300 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.
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TODAY, 4:30PM – Bargaining update: Latest CPS contract proposals fail students
4:30 p.m. TODAY, Thurs., July 11: press conference/bargaining update CTU headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago Less than eight weeks before
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Bargaining Update: “Do you believe that librarians are important to schools?”
That was the question I posed to Chicago Public Schools yesterday. Their response? “We’ll have to get back to you
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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will join the CTU and @SEIU73 in a rally for fair contracts, with striking UAW workers, suburban teachers, @SEIUhciimk, more: 7P, Tues., 9/24 https://t.co/W2BffIpN1H #PutItInWriting #FairContractNow #twill
22 hours ago
Rebutting today's distortions from @chipubschools and @chicagosmayor -- and demanding that they get serious at the bargaining table. #PutItInWriting #FairContractNow https://t.co/c1ms29june
23 hours ago
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again. It’s not just about teacher pay. It’s about resources for students. It’s about staffing and wraparound services. This is for the kids. #FairContractNow #PutItInWriting @CTULocal1 https://t.co/InmBEfFkls
23 hours ago
“I’ll strike for every single one of my students. I’ll strike for all my future students. I’ll strike for my two sons in CPS.” #PutItInWriting #FairContractNow @CTULocal1 https://t.co/UDWxNqY09M

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Audobon Elementary held its largest union meeting in three years yesterday and is strike ready!
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CTU and SEIU 73 solidarity at Hearst Elementary!!
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This Mother Jones is only ten feet high. Our delegate at Taft says he's getting the 12-footer for Bernie on Tuesday. Solidarity Saturday!
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CTU members, wear your CTU red -- and be there!
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Chicago Teachers Union21 hours ago
Mayor Lightfoot made inaccurate comments today regarding the current state of contract negotiations between our union and the district. CTU VP Stacy Davis Gates responded. Forcefully.
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‪BREAKING: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will be at the CTU Center next Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a joint solidarity rally with the CTU and SEIU Local 73. Details to come...‬
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Use these hashtags with posts that fit them. For example, #ClassSizeMatters with a photo post of your overcrowded room.

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Fighting for Fair Contracts

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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