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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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Chicago Teachers Union25 minutes ago
Some of our rank-and-file with the Black Girls Break Bread food distribution are on the West Side (37th Ward) today helping families in need. 10 a.m to noon at Henry Nash Elementary.
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Chicago Teachers Union2 hours ago
None of this is fair or easy. We are in a moment where no options are great, but we know safety must come first.
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Chicago Teachers Union10 hours ago
The Lane Tech mascot is a "gross generalization about Native and Indigenous people," says freshman Derrick David, a member of the Menominee and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribes.
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Chicago Teachers Union12 hours ago
The need to start the school year entirely remote has been obvious for weeks to families and educators, but not the mayor or CPS. Imagine if we had two months instead of one to plan and ensure students have supplies, devices and broadband Internet access.
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Chicago Teachers Union15 hours ago
Only about 20% of Black and Latinx families intended to send their children back to school. About 41% of 49,000 elementary school parents and 38% of nearly 20,000 high school parents who responded said they did not intend to send their children back to school.

Main Hashtags

  • #FairContractNow
  • #PutItInWriting
  • #StandWithCTU
  • #RedForEd

Specific Hashtags

Use these hashtags with posts that fit them. For example, #ClassSizeMatters with a photo post of your overcrowded room.

  • #SolidarityFriday
  • #PrepTime
  • #TeachersPrepare
  • #ClassSizeMatters
  • #FairPay
  • #StaffOurSchools
  • #WomensWorkEqualPay
  • #SanctuarySchools

More from the Contract Campaign

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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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