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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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Old Town School teaching artists voted to unionize in 2019. 3 Labor Days have come and gone. We STILL don’t have a contract. What’s the hold-up? FAIR CONTRACT NOW. #1u #UnionStrong #otsfm #909strong #teachingartists #chicagomusic #faircontractnow https://t.co/BWcTYydu53 CTULocal1 photo
Two years ago today almost 30,000 employees of CPS affiliated with @CTULocal1 & @SEIU73 decided enough was enough and it was time for a #faircontractnow. A historic strike with 2 weeks of actions and solidarity followed! https://t.co/U48gEdU7V1 CTULocal1 photo

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Big, big, BIG shout out to our family at Barry Elementary representing for safety! #SolidarityFriday #StandUpForSafety
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Chicago Teachers Union3 hours ago
We’ve been exposed.
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Chicago Teachers Union5 hours ago
Happy Solidarity Friday from Locke Elementary, where educators are standing up for safety! #StandUpForSafety
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
Deere is attempting to run the plants with salaried employees —some engineers but many white-collar office workers as well... Just hours into the strike, an ambulance had already been called at the Drivetrain Operations in Waterloo. At the Tractor Cab and Assembly Operations across town, a salaried worker crashed a tractor into a pole on the first day.
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
The decision to give districts flexibility on teacher evaluations is another example of how COVID-19 has disrupted accountability systems designed by states. We’re in a pandemic. We all need grace and flexibility, not evaluation based on questionable metrics.
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Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
Apprehension due to the historic harm that medical mistreatment has caused communities of color is one thing… But flat-out lies and disinformation is another. Education is key. Get informed. Get vaccinated.
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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

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.

Listen Now!