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Together, our union fights to win.

Contract Campaign Central
Tentative Agreement Vote Resources
Meetings on the TA
Latest Bargaining Update
Answers About Strike Loans, etc.
Solidarity from Allies
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Building public support and power in our schools

As we start the school year, here are a few ways you can add your unique voice to our CTU chorus. Use our social media accounts and our communications staff—our Facebook and Twitter feeds (be sure to tag @CTULocal1) and communications@ctulocal1.org—to spread the word about your first week back:

Sign up a new member at your school or in your work group, take a photo and share it with us! Take pictures of you holding union meetings and gathering with your CAT teams—your Contract Action Teams. Use the hashtags #FairContractNow and #PutItInWriting to remind our city of the promises that Mayor Lightfoot made everyone about smaller classes, full staffing, justice for our students and a fair contract for all.

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Contract Fight News

CTU members at Passages unanimously vote to accept tentative agreement
New contract cements protections for immigrant and special education students, raises wage floor and rights for educators to levels in
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7 days ago
Thank you @cookcountyclerk for standing with the workers @CCCTU_Local1600 @iftaft refusing to cross the picket line for an event in your honor! #Shero #faircontractnow https://t.co/yCq9Ul54Fn
1 week ago
Triton College "mid managers" run student services, handling registration, student advising, testing, accommodations & more—yet the college won't recognize their worth. That's why these @CCCTU_Local1600 members went on #strike for a #faircontractnow https://t.co/AOpCaelFdz
1 week ago
Hospital workers at Mount Sinai delivered a letter to the CEO this morning.✊ Strike season isn't over yet Chicago... Four days left! #SinaiStrikeReady #strikewave #FairContractNow https://t.co/rthwEdpaDE CTULocal1 photo
1 week ago
. @aftu & @iftaft IFT local, Grayslake Fed of Teachers, D46 out on strike - "We don't work in public education to get rich... We just want a fair wage so our members can afford to live where they work." https://t.co/qzVDT44HMk @AFTunion @rweingarten #Faircontractnow
1 week ago
We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers throughout the state who are fighting for a #faircontractnow. #IFTstrong https://t.co/1szABdPebA CTULocal1 photo

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Some of our students in Back of the Yards are learning how to confront the trauma of gun violence.
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Looking back to Nov. 14, 2016, when CTU teachers and staff left these notes on more than 1,000 lockers at Hernandez Middle School on the Southwest Side.
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Teachers and support staff are walking out today in Little Rock, Arkansas. It’s yet another show of worker militancy in a deeply red state, focused on the most basic questions of racial justice and school resegregation, teachers’ rights to organize, and democratic control over the school distric...
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CTU President Jesse Sharkey with a message for members as our contact ratification vote begins today. “[Our strike] was a heroic undertaking, but we also need to start girding for the many struggles we know lie ahead.” https://www.ctulocal1.org/chicago-union-teacher/2019/11/not-a-moment-but-a-movement/
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-On Thursday, Little Rock educators will walk out of the classroom and go on strike. Their message is clear they want full control over the Little Rock School District and a locall…
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Our SEIU Local 73 sister Evelyn Davis-West was a force during the CTU-SEIU strike.
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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

Use Your Teacher Voice

Every voice matters—including yours. No-one can tell your story or your school’s story like you can. Send the CTU a brief (15-30 second) video about what your classroom and school needs, and what your students could achieve if those needs were met. We’re composing an anthem—and every voice lifted and singing this tune amplifies our mighty chorus.

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

The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve 2.0

This 2018 update to CTU’s 2012 report provides a counter-narrative to the corporate agenda on education and highlights the role of CTU’s campaigns, including for contracts, in fighting it.

Read the Report