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Fact-Finding

In bargaining, the CTU is required to go through a process called ‘fact-finding’ under Section 4.5 of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA) – a law created by the mayor to undercut our bargaining rights and our ability to bargain for the schools our students and educators deserve. We’ve done that – and laid out in extensive detail both why CPS can afford our contract demands and why they should enshrine them in an enforceable contract with our members. On August 25, we rejected the fact-finder’s ruling in favor of CPS. Download our briefs, powerpoint and notes to learn more about why CPS can afford our demands – and why our members and students deserve what we’re bargaining for.

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Within two weeks of Fred Hampton's murder, poet Haki Madhubuti (nee Don L. Lee) published a poem, “One Sided Shoot-Out,” about the incident in The Chicago Defender. Fifty years later, Chicago magazine commissioned Madhubuti to compose a new piece to commemorate the anniversary.
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Remembering Chairman Fred today on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Education is everything, then and now, and without it, even the oppressed can become the oppressors.
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Fred Hampton - On The Importance Of Education Prior To Action
Hampton founded the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party in November 1968 where he immediately established a community service program. This included t...
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Ask a room full of eighth graders what they like about their Back of the Yards neighborhood and you’ll get a wide-ranging cascade of answers. But if you ask what they don’t like, a single topic will echo time and again: gun violence. Learn more at this Dec. 18 forum with author and educator Greg Michie.
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The University of Chicago study followed 18,000 students who entered kindergarten learning English and tracked them through eighth grade.
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In an education system where LGBTQIA+-identified teachers are more likely to be fired for speaking up, one CTU educator sees their diversity as one of our union's strengths.
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Our union sends condolences to the Rev. Dr. Clay Evans’ friends and family, as well as to the clergymen and clergywomen he has influenced. Our lives are greater because of his work.
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