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Happy Birthday, Karen

The social justice unionism that Karen instilled as president of the Chicago Teachers Union now serves as a nationwide model, and has not only restored our rights, but emboldened parents and communities to advocate for their children.

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Bargaining update: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Today’s bargaining session with CPS, our seventh so far, was, in a nutshell, frustrating. The district has yet to respond in writing to the comprehensive proposal we sent them almost two weeks ago — a proposal that focuses on safety for our members, the most basic...

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Job Opening: CTU Organizer

Apply by July 23, 2021. The Chicago Teachers Union is looking to fill an Organizer position. CTU Organizers play a key role in our fight to enforce our contract, strengthen and grow our union, and win good schools for all.

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Our formal proposal to CPS regarding fall reopening

The CTU proposal for the fall would set a baseline of 80 percent vaccination rates for eligible students and school communities, strengthen ventilation requirements, connect members in need of accommodations with CPS “Virtual Academy” positions and invest in school community needs.

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Bargaining update: June 29

CTU officers Jesse Sharkey, Stacy Davis Gates, Christel Williams Hayes and Maria Moreno sent this bargaining update to rank and file members on June 29. Sisters and Brothers: It’s finally summer — and we are bargaining! Today we met with CPS as part of a regular...

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CTU Speaks! Podcast

Our podcast, CTU Speaks! is hosted by Andrea Parker and Jim Staros. We’ll chat about our union, enforcing our contract, and our fight for the schools our students and educators deserve.

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