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Campaign: Fighting for Fair Contracts

Teachers and staff at both charter and district-run schools returned to work this fall in full fighting mode for the contracts we deserve. Teachers and staff at more than 30 charter schools are fighting for new contracts. The current contract for educators at district-run schools expires in June of 2019.

Contract Campaign News

CTU to beef up CICS picket lines, target charter lobbyist INCS
6AM Thurs: Press conference/picket, CICS /Wrightwood, 8130 S. California 1PM Thurs: Protest/press conference: INCS, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago “We refuse to
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CTU strike against charter operator CICS moves into second day
6AM Wed.: Press conference/picket, CICS Northtown, 3900 W. Peterson Ave. (see below for times and addresses of school pickets) 1PM
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Strike against charter operator CICS to begin Tuesday if no agreement reached tonight
Pickets at four unionized CICS schools: 6AM , Tuesday, Feb. 5. See below for locations. Protest/press conference: 1PM Tuesday, Feb. 5 CICS
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Our contract is powerful

Educators at district-run schools won new protections in our 2015-19 contract around reduced paper­work, class size reductions, fewer standardized tests, job security, more grading autonomy, 15 minute preps, limitations on REACH, school staffing and other critical resources.

Our 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.

Our greatest power lies in our unity, when administrators know their staff won’t tolerate — and will fight collectively — against violations of our rights. An active Professional Problems Committee and unity among staff are key to making our contract work for us in each school.

Together, in unity, we can win a better contract, better working conditions — and better schools.

Whatever we do, we’ll do it together. You have a part to play.

District Contract Bargaining Q&A

As we bargain a new contract for nearly 25,000 teachers, clinicians and PSRPs, many wonder where this process is going and what to expect. No one here has a crystal ball, but what we can answer, we have answered in this Q&A page.
General CTU Announcement

Spring Transfer Window

Teachers can transfer schools without principal permission between Nov. 18, 2018 and Jan. 2, 2019.

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