The Illinois Federation of Teachers task force is advising the Illinois State Board of Education as the Board implements HB246, the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill. The new law goes into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, so educators and school staff are working...
Let this action serve as the beginning of a positive trend that halts the exodus of families from Chicago, and allows our schools to develop programs that support every child’s chance to succeed.
A strong contract is only as good as its enforcement, and that process is what ensures our safety and security long after a strike.
Two candidates, Paula Barajas of Ruiz Elementary and Theresa Hen of Garvey Elementary, were nominated for Functional Vice President of Elementary School Teachers at the January 8, 2020 House of Delegates meeting. At the February 5, 2020 House of Delegates meeting…
Despite challenges around personal business days and the difficulty the Union has in combating CPS resistance to these cases, we continue to see arbitration victories for our members. Also, our new contract has yielded some significant improvements in certain aspects of our health insurance coverage.
The CPS space utilization formula has been reshaped to close, co-locate or build new schools based on neighborhoods that real estate developers covet.
The CTU House of Delegates voted at its January 8, 2020 House of Delegates meeting to make 10 endorsements for the March 17, 2020 election in addition to the seven endorsements it made at its December meeting.
The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates passed the following resolution at its January 8, 2020 meeting.
Members might have received a letter from Chicago Public Schools alerting them of one or more uncashed checks that were issued to you (sample notice below). We have reached out to CPS to inquire whether these notices should have been sent and requesting additional...
Nominations to fill Citywide Teacher, PSRP and Clinician Delegate vacancies will be held at the Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W. Carroll Avenue on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 and Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
After fighting on picket lines for 11 days—six of them unpaid—we still had to fight Chicago Public Schools for wages and benefits already earned. Here is where we stand as we enter Winter Break.
Black educators will hold a press conference today to discuss the Union’s pending federal class-action lawsuits against Chicago Public Schools that challenge the district’s 2011 layoffs and school turnaround actions from 2006 to present.
In the wake of challenges around personal business (PB) days and our efforts in bargaining to consolidate and get Chicago Public Schools to stop fighting these cases, there have been several recent arbitration victories for Chicago Teachers Union members.
For years, the Union has been advocating for the Board of Ed to give credit for more years of outside teaching and relevant work experience, which is now subject to change.
It’s clear why teachers across the country have gone on strike after strike after strike, and that’s to save one of our country’s hallmark institutions: public education. The way forward is to invest in public education.
Saturday, January 18
CTU schools—both district-run and charter—have new contracts. Every one of us must organize to make the most of them. Delegates, picket captains, PPC members, PPLC and LSC representatives are all strongly encouraged to come together at this school leaders training.