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Fact-Finding

On July 18 and 19, 2019, CTU presented our arguments to the fact-finding panel required under Section 4.5 of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA) as we try to settle our contract with the Board of Education. Here, you can download and print an annotated version of the presentation that our representatives made to the fact-finders.

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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
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Be like Hello Kitty...

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

Tell her to put her promises in writing. Schools need:
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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
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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
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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!
Chicago Teachers Union
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!

General CTU Announcement

Layoff Rights

Despite inadequate staffing and large class sizes, CPS continues to disrespect educators with layoffs that hurt our members, our students and our schools. Thanks to our contract, CPS is required to follow some rules when they make these layoffs and laid off teachers have rights.

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