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Organizing Tools: PPC, PPLC & LSC

Our contractual rights are only meaningful if members know them and invoke them. One of our basic rights as workers is the right to union representation.

Professional Problems Committees

The PPC is an important tool to enforce the contract and protect our members’ workplace rights. They are also key to organizing and empowering members to build CTU strength in every school.

Professional Personnel Leadership Committees

The Professional Personnel Leadership Committee (PPLC) is key to organizing and empowering members to have a voice in the curriculum, priorities and budget of our schools.

Local School Councils

What began in Chicago three decades ago as a “radical experiment” in neighborhood control of education has come to resemble—both through waning interest and a deliberate undermining of its powers by Chicago Public Schools—an overlooked and underestimated electoral artifact. This need not, and should not, be. Teachers, PSRPs, parents and community members can play a critical role in realizing the power of Local School Councils at their fullest potential.

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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