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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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Bilingual education programs in Chicago schools are paying off, according to a new study of academic achievements of English-learning students.
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NEW episode of the CTU Speaks! podcast talks to the nine union educators arrested for calling on mega developer Sterling Bay to return to schools some of the $1.3 billion in taxpayer money received to develop Lincoln Yards, and to 20th Ward alderwoman Jeannette Taylor about fighting for justice in the streets and in City Hall.
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Students from immigrant families in Chicago who start kindergarten not knowing much English excel in the long run. The support they receive from their teachers is essential to their success.
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Within two weeks of Fred Hampton's murder, poet Haki Madhubuti (nee Don L. Lee) published a poem, “One Sided Shoot-Out,” about the incident in The Chicago Defender. Fifty years later, Chicago magazine commissioned Madhubuti to compose a new piece to commemorate the anniversary.
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Remembering Chairman Fred today on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Education is everything, then and now, and without it, even the oppressed can become the oppressors.
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Hampton founded the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party in November 1968 where he immediately established a community service program. This included t...
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Main Hashtags

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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.

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  • #StaffOurSchools
  • #WomensWorkEqualPay
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