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Legislative Action

The CTU’s legislative agenda would improve the day-to-day operations in Chicago’s schools, ensure broad and inclusive representation in school governance, and provide stability and predictability to school communities.

Legislative Updates


Email Gov. Pritzker: Request HB2275 to Sign

On January 11, 2021, the Illinois Senate ratified HB2275, a bill that reinstates the bargaining rights taken from unions representing CPS employees back in 1995. The Illinois House had already passed the bill earlier in the session. This crucial piece of legislation will mean that CPS must bargain with CTU over class sizes, outsourcing, technology, length of school day and year and more. Under the 1995 law, CPS could ignore CTU requests to bargain over those issues and CTU was prevented from striking to force negotiations on them. The bill could also impact negotiations over school reopening plans because CPS has used the 1995 law to argue that they have no obligation to bargain with CTU over reopening plans.

The only remaining step in the repeal of the onerous 1995 language is for Governor J.B. Pritzker to sign the legislation. Under the Illinois constitution, the House must send the bill to the Governor. Typically, this process takes 30 days, but given the urgent need for an agreement for a safe return to in-person learning, we need your help. Gov. Pritzker can get past this procedural hurdle by specifically requesting that the House send HB2275 for his signature.​

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