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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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It’s time for @ChicagosMayor to #FundOurFuture and build the educational equity she campaigned on for Chicago’s students. #PutItInWriting & negotiate a #FairContractNow with @CTULocal1! https://t.co/7sw2Ask803
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Even with insufficient staff & overcrowded classes, @CTULocal1 members helped boost Chicago graduation rates. Teacher know what kids need. They can’t wait. It’s time to #FundOurFuture. #FairContractNow #PutItInWriting https://t.co/Ka4qVdqQJS
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The ball is in your court, Mayor Lightfoot. Remember the promises that won you leadership of our city. Don’t just talk about it. Be about it and #putitinwriting for the schools our students deserve. #faircontractnow https://t.co/ZhvQpbUGOK CTULocal1 photo
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Excited to join my @CTULocal1 and @SEIU73 colleagues today in the struggle for fair contracts & the resources Chicago's students need. #FairContractNow #PutItInWriting https://t.co/XCgTnyTSty
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Homer stands with @CTULocal1 and @SEIU73. Even his doggy daycare has class-size limits, so he’s baffled as to why @chicagosmayor and @ChiPubSchools won’t put class-size limits for Chicago students in writing. #PutItInWriting #CTU #FairContractNow #strikedog https://t.co/LIpOedlM6r CTULocal1 photo

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This person is the champion our students and school communities need. Put it in writing, Mayor Lightfoot, and we all win.
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Specific Hashtags

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

  • #SolidarityFriday
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  • #FairPay
  • #StaffOurSchools
  • #WomensWorkEqualPay
  • #SanctuarySchools

More from the Contract Campaign

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General CTU Announcement

Fighting for Fair Contracts

CTU is fighting for quality pay and benefits (including health care), full staffing in our schools, smaller class sizes and justice for students and families. Get updates and resources for our contract fights here.

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