Last week, eleven out of seventeen classrooms at Jensen Elementary were in quarantine. Elected officials joined parents, students and rank and file CTU members at Jensen last Wednesday to demand safety improvements that the mayor's CPS team continues to ignore. Today,...
Our union will be working with the CTU Foundation Quest Center to offer trauma support and loss circles to Simeon students and staff.
More than 40 Chicago public schools reported new cases of COVID-19 today as educators plan press conference Wednesday to provide update on Mayor Lightfoot’s failure to protect students and school communities.
Join us today at 5 p.m. for our citywide Speakout for Safety, and learn from educators, families and students what’s really taking place in our schools and in negotiations with the district. These voices deserve to be heard right now.
On Friday, CPS finally sent the discipline rescission notices to 55 members targeted this past winter for communicating with parents about how unsafe CPS’ reopening plan was. But it took until this past Friday for CPS to finally issue the formal notification, and it’s been great to receive happy messages from some of the impacted members!
CTU fought hard for STLS supports in our 2019 contract and won STLS Advocate positions in schools with high STLS rates. Now, that work is paying off, as CPS announces $500 micr-grants available to each STLS child or youth.
The Union has won an appeal of an IDEAS ruling that found PSRPs whos chose to spread out their 10 month’s of wages over 12 months ineligible for unemployment. Also, please remember teacher assistants and SECAs are only allowed to be used as substitutes for up to 60 minutes and only in the case of a temporary emergency.
Celebrating Mexican Independence and Hispanic Heritage Month / Celebrando la Independencia Mexicana y el mes de la Herencia Hispana
Revolution is grounded in ordinary people’s fight for freedom and equality | Revolución se basa en la lucha de la gente común por la libertad y la igualdad
COVID-19, poor facilities, houseless student and family engagement, and at least seven vacancies in senior CPS leadership positions are among issues that Pedro Martinez must face as he steps into new role. CHICAGO, September 15, 2021 — The Chicago Teachers Union...
Sisters and Brothers: We’ve been raising the alarm for months that Mayor Lightfoot's CPS team was bungling this fall’s reopening plan and, at Tuesday's bargaining session, they tacitly admitted we’re right. They developed the mayor's “plan” — focused on getting bodies...
Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Union and Acero management calls for school-wide shutdown if there are three or more confirmed positive cases across three or more classrooms within a 14-day period.
CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2021 — The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11: "On this day, we honor the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who died on September 11, 2001. These beloved souls were flight attendants, educators,...
Get answers to Fall 2021’s most frequently asked questions about COVID safety, benefit days, quarantines, clinician spaces, evaluations and more.
Almost 90 percent of unionized charter schools have negotiated safety agreements with CTU that include testing, screening and increased staffing. CTU-ACTS has established a health insurance committee seeking to provide an improved and less expensive benefits package. And, after threats to close, Youth Connections Leadership Academy will remain open for another year.
“We’ll get back to you” isn’t good enough during a global pandemic, when people, especially in our hardest hit Black and Brown communities, are still falling ill, suffering and dying.