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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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Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union24 minutes ago
As educators begin escalating actions for safety in our schools, it's worth looking back at the crucial role that Local School Councils took in the lead up to K-8 reopening. Parents, students and community members have a voice, too. United we are powerful! https://www.ctulocal1.org/posts/lsc-flex-muscle/
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union3 hours ago
“He just had his whole life taken away from him. We had our hearts pulled out of our chests. He was my baby."
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union4 hours ago
LIVE: CTU members, staff and officers discuss high school reopening and issues that remain on the bargaining table in our negotiation for a safe return to classrooms.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union18 hours ago
Do you know a paraprofessional or other colleague who wants to become a teacher? Nominate them for Grow Your Own Teachers! Grow Your Own will contact nominees to explain the support that GYO provides to aspiring teachers and assist them in applying for GYO in advance of its April 30, 2021 deadline for the Chicago-area GYO program. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBhCPONDWbDo1OtefGwTs1xc4okjdA_sfanXL1SzRCnE1t1Q/viewform
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union23 hours ago
In the last decade, the Chicago Park District has removed 12 of 16 basketball courts from neighborhoods that have doubled and tripled in value, further marginalizing communities facing displacement.
Chicago Teachers Union
Chicago Teachers Union1 day ago
This is an essential read. The work we do for our students is not just inside of school buildings. We must meet them where they are, and where their larger needs are in their communities.
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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

Administrative Transfer Window

Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Fall 2021 without principal permission between Thursday, April 9 to Monday, May 24, 2021.

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