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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 Union1 month ago
More heartbreak as Joe Garcia, husband of Irma Garcia, one of two fourth grade teachers killed in the attack on Robb Elementary, has died from a heart attack. 💔 https://twitter.com/fuhknjo/status/1529870121023557632?s=21&t=LRU22LAHhcI8mFYkBXd56w Our deepest condolences to their four surviving children and family, and to all the victims and families in recent tragedies in Uvalde, Buffalo, Laguna Woods, California, and our own city.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
In response to budget cuts at schools across the city, a Chicago Public Schools teacher-librarian asks, “How can my students reach their full potential without the full support of their own school district?”
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
Three union members from NYSUT - A Union of Professionals were among the 10 people tragically killed May 14 when a gunman opened fire at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York. We must remain committed to addressing root causes of violence in this nation, recognize violence as the public health crisis it is, confront racism as a contributor to violence, and treat violence in the context of an epidemic of income inequality and chronic economic hardship that has been neglected in many communities for decades.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
Some have suggested a ”school shooting” episode of Abbott Elementary to call attention to the nationwide crisis of attacks on our school communities. Creator, writer and actress Quinta Brunson responded: “Respectfully, Abbott Elementary the tv show is not a politician. Politicians are. They need to do something about it.”
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
Irma Garcia, wife and mother to four children, and a 4th grade teacher at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, is another educator killed in yesterday's attack. All of our love and sympathy goes out to her family and loved ones, and to all victims, families and the Robb community. 💔
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
Today marks two years since the death of George Floyd, and our society is still not well. We often talk about healing, but it’s not healing we seek in the face of tragedy…heartache will always be there. What we need is change, so that others will never feel that same pain. ❤️
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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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  • #TeachersPrepare
  • #ClassSizeMatters
  • #FairPay
  • #StaffOurSchools
  • #WomensWorkEqualPay
  • #SanctuarySchools

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Solidarity from Allies
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CTU Speaks! Podcast

Our podcast, CTU Speaks! is hosted by Andrea Parker and Jim Staros. We’ll chat about our union, enforcing our contract, and our fight for the schools our students and educators deserve.

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