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I am Black History because, just like my ancestors, I am a reminder that Black people can and ‘do’ science!
Some recent victories from the CTU Grievance Department!
Members will receive both their contractual raise and retroactive paycheck this Friday, February 14.
On February 12, Chicago Public Schools announced that it would earmark millions of dollars to compensate more than 10,500 students illegally and improperly denied special education services by the district.
The campaign we are unveiling this week highlights how schools across Chicago have only one or two Black teachers, despite the abundance of qualified Black teachers who have been laid off and displaced by Chicago Public Schools.
As Black History Month begins, Union, parent and community allies launch challenge to racist CPS funding scheme
Research documents how current district funding formula strangles predominantly Black schools on the South and West sides of the city.
At its February 5, 2020 meeting, the CTU House of Delegates voted to make two new endorsements for a total of 19 endorsements in the March 17, 2020 election.
If Lightfoot is serious about TIF reform, she should sunset downtown TIF districts early, which would return $400 million annually for schools, parks, libraries, the city budget and other projects.
CPS will pay retroactive pay back to July 1, 2019, on Feb. 28, 2020. This will include 3 percent general raises and increases for eligible PSRP members, as well as hourly rates for non-instructional, instructional, substitute and coaching positions.
In order to be fully prepared for the district’s budget meetings, our members and allies need to be fully informed on the effect student based-budgeting and the SQRP ratings system have on our students.
Thanks to Gov. Pritzker, legislators, labor and communities throughout Chicago, Illinois is in a better place
The conditions for improvement were laid here in Chicago by community groups and labor organizations who were clear that the wealthy should pay their fair share; that we must invest in child care and public schools; that we must reform our criminal justice system; and that we must center justice and equity in how Illinois moves forward.
Our union is saddened at the news of his death, and the passing of his daughter Gianna and others in this tragedy.
Due to strike makeup days, the year-end professional development days have been pushed back. See the table below.
CTU has filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) against the Board of Education for failure to resolve salary raises for our veteran educators. As well, the Board of Education is working on a way for year-around bargaining unit members to make up the 5 make-up days agreed on as part of the Contract approved in November.
Each January, for the past several years, some members have felt surprise and confusion at the amount they are charged for medications. Although at first glance this appears to be a change in price, it’s actually just the annual prescription deductible, which goes into effect each January.