Contract Fight News
Packed @CTULocal1 all-member meeting. At CPS HQ at 3:45P to talk abt - and testify on - how budget breaks equity promises ... and CPS/ @chicagosmayor need to put ed justice promises in writing in enforceable contract. #PutItInWriting #FairContractNow https://t.co/eOmz77jFyC
3:45p today~ CTU Press Conf. @ Budget Hrg: Proposed budget cuts >$100K from 200+ schools & cuts positions for frontline workers--incl. school nurses, social wkrs & librarians. Cuts directly contradict Lightfoot's campaign promises. #twill #faircontractnow https://t.co/MNiweaVEm2
What We Are Fighting ForOur contracts and our unity give us the power to thwart administrators’ attempts to play us against one another and improve our working conditions so we can best serve our students’ needs. Together, in unity, we can win a better contract, better working conditions — and better schools.
Smaller Class Sizes
Fair Pay & Benefits
Fully Staffed Supports
Justice for Families
Whatever we do, we’ll do it together. You have a part to play.
All CTU members and supporters can show up and be heard at our events. CTU educators in the schools have a special role to play in uniting with coworkers and getting everyone strike ready. Whether we need to strike or not, our readiness shows the Board that, together, we’ll fight to win.
Our Union is powerful if we are united and organized.
Build Contract Action Teams, reach out to parents and community members, and wear red together every Friday. If we get strike ready, we can win a contract that will improve our schools and our lives.
The timeline below illuminates the path we’re taking, guided by two motivations:
- Union members in the schools drive the priorities of the campaign.
- We meet our legal obligations under the infamous Section 4.5 of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA).
Follow the timeline see where we are and where we’re going as we lead up to a potential strike and/or the resolution we’re seeking in a fair contract.