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CTU and SEIU 73 need your creative art-design support

CTU and SEIU 73 are holding a community Art Build for public education in early October: Friday, October 4, 5:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-10:00pm; and Sunday, October 6, 10:00am-7:00pm at CTU Center. The Art Build is modeled after recent public education/Red for Ed art builds in Los Angeles (UTLA) and Oakland (OEA).

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Remembering 9-11

CHICAGO, September 11, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement on the anniversary of 9-11: "Today, we remember the lives lost on...

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9/10/19: An update from today’s bargaining session

Dear all: Last week at the House of Delegates meeting, I told folks that Mayor Lightfoot had reached out. Today, we met. It was our first face to face meeting. My takeaways: It seems the mayor is willing to talk about issues—but it is unclear if she is willing to...

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Bargaining Update for September 10, 2019

Dear CTU Members: I hope your first week back to school went well! If it didn't, the union wants to hear about it, so reach out to your field rep with issues. Our push for a fair contract continues—we've scheduled three bargaining sessions this week. Progress...

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Marca Bristo, movement-builder

Activist led with vision and principle. CHICAGO, September 10, 2019—CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement on the death of Marca Bristo: The Chicago Teachers Union was saddened to learn of the passing of Marca Bristo, a fearless advocate of...

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Solidarity for School Communities!

The CTU House of Delegates last night voted overwhelmingly to authorize a Sept. 24-26 strike vote as we continue to campaign for a fair contract for district-run public schools. Tomorrow, we need members to reach out to parents at their schools for one-on-one...

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Fighting for Fair Contracts

CTU is fighting for quality pay and benefits (including health care), full staffing in our schools, smaller class sizes and justice for students and families. Get updates and resources for our contract fights here.

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