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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

Veteran educators striking against unfair labor practices
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CPS is illegally reneging on its deal. Our 11-day strike forced CPS to recognize the contributions of its veteran teachers,
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After a student posted a racist meme on social media, black students called on the U of C Lab Schools to confront racism on campus.
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My child is not that different. She is not some mystical creature that nobody has ever seen or met before.
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My child is not that different. She is not some mystical creature that nobody has ever seen or met before.
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A living legend—and CTU member!
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Mia Roberts was one of 13 fourth- and fifth-graders from Chicago Public Schools who competed in the event Friday.
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An extremely sad day for our union as we learn of the passing of our brother Tom Lalagos. He was a champion educator, dedicated retiree and always there when his union needed. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, friend. You are missed and loved.
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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 were able to transfer schools for Spring 2020 without principal permission between November 15, 2019 and January 2, 2020. Teachers can still transfer if released by their principal. The next administrative transfer window will be later this spring for transfers in Fall 2020.

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