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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 Union2 hours ago
The right to affordable housing is a civil right. This is what happens when people organize and come together for their community.
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Chicago Teachers Union6 hours ago
We still hear from people who cannot believe that our members had to go on strike for 11 days just to have a nurse and social worker in every school.. “When we fully understand, as a society, that school nurses are not ‘extras’ — because kids with disabilities are not ‘extras’ — we predict this chronic shortage of nurses will magically disappear.”
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Chicago Teachers Union20 hours ago
Dr. King said the labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. He knew that those looking to silence us were trying to silence justice. And we will never be silent.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
There will always be struggle if you are dedicated to causes that are just. In honor of Dr. King's legacy, make no apologies for your work in this movement, and know that you are on the right side of history toward the fulfillment of his dream.
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
“Negroes are almost entirely a working people... Our needs are identical with labor’s needs – decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children and respect in the community.”
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
From housing inequality, to voters rights, to equitable schooling, so much of Dr. King’s dream is still unrealized. So his struggle continues and it takes new forms. And new heroes, like educators.
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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

Contract Campaign Central
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

Delegates & School Leaders Training

Saturday, January 18

CTU schools—both district-run and charter—have new contracts. Every one of us must organize to make the most of them. Delegates, picket captains, PPC members, PPLC and LSC representatives are all strongly encouraged to come together at this school leaders training.

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