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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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On Friday, CPS finally sent the discipline rescission notices to 55 members targeted this past winter for communicating with parents

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Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
More heartbreak as Joe Garcia, husband of Irma Garcia, one of two fourth grade teachers killed in the attack on Robb Elementary, has died from a heart attack. 💔 https://twitter.com/fuhknjo/status/1529870121023557632?s=21&t=LRU22LAHhcI8mFYkBXd56w Our deepest condolences to their four surviving children and family, and to all the victims and families in recent tragedies in Uvalde, Buffalo, Laguna Woods, California, and our own city.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
In response to budget cuts at schools across the city, a Chicago Public Schools teacher-librarian asks, “How can my students reach their full potential without the full support of their own school district?”
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
Three union members from NYSUT - A Union of Professionals were among the 10 people tragically killed May 14 when a gunman opened fire at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York. We must remain committed to addressing root causes of violence in this nation, recognize violence as the public health crisis it is, confront racism as a contributor to violence, and treat violence in the context of an epidemic of income inequality and chronic economic hardship that has been neglected in many communities for decades.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
Some have suggested a ”school shooting” episode of Abbott Elementary to call attention to the nationwide crisis of attacks on our school communities. Creator, writer and actress Quinta Brunson responded: “Respectfully, Abbott Elementary the tv show is not a politician. Politicians are. They need to do something about it.”
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
Irma Garcia, wife and mother to four children, and a 4th grade teacher at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, is another educator killed in yesterday's attack. All of our love and sympathy goes out to her family and loved ones, and to all victims, families and the Robb community. 💔
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 month ago
Today marks two years since the death of George Floyd, and our society is still not well. We often talk about healing, but it’s not healing we seek in the face of tragedy…heartache will always be there. What we need is change, so that others will never feel that same pain. ❤️
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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.

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Tentative Agreement Vote Resources
Meetings on the TA
Latest Bargaining Update
Answers About Strike Loans, etc.
Solidarity from Allies
Social Media / CTU Speaks! Podcast

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