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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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Upcoming Events

Mar
3
Wed
4:30 pm House of Delegates meeting
House of Delegates meeting
Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm
House of Delegates meeting
Find more information about the House of Delegates and its regular meetings on the HOD web page.
Mar
12
Fri
all-day Payday (full pay)
Payday (full pay)
Mar 12 all-day
Regular 10 Day Paycheck.
Mar
26
Fri
all-day Payday (full pay)
Payday (full pay)
Mar 26 all-day
Regular 10 Day Paycheck.
Mar
29
Mon
all-day Spring Break (Paid Vacation)
Spring Break (Paid Vacation)
Mar 29 – Apr 2 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.
Apr
7
Wed
4:30 pm House of Delegates meeting
House of Delegates meeting
Apr 7 @ 4:30 pm
House of Delegates meeting
Find more information about the House of Delegates and its regular meetings on the HOD web page.
Apr
9
Fri
all-day Payday (full pay)
Payday (full pay)
Apr 9 all-day
Regular 10 Day Paycheck.
Apr
15
Thu
all-day End of 3rd Quarter
End of 3rd Quarter
Apr 15 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.
Apr
16
Fri
all-day School Improvement Day (100% Tea...
School Improvement Day (100% Tea...
Apr 16 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education. This day is 100 percent teacher directed per Article 19-2 of the CTU-CPS Contract.
Apr
21
Wed
all-day Elementary Report Card Pickup
Elementary Report Card Pickup
Apr 21 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.
Apr
22
Thu
all-day High School Report Card Pickup
High School Report Card Pickup
Apr 22 all-day
Based on the 2020-2021 CPS Calendar published by the Chicago Board of Education.