Asian Human Services, the owner of Passages Charter School, has abruptly broken off negotiations but members remain united. Aspira members have reached a tentative agreement over the move of ASPIRA Early College High School into the ASPIRA Haugan Middle School building. CTU members at Instituto Justice Leadership Academy are raising objections about the school’s disturbing lack of cleanliness. Educators at Latino Youth High School continue to stand strong in their 28th week of refusing the boss’ return to in-person work order. And we are close to a tentative reopening agreement with Namaste.read more
For the end of the three year delegate term this January, the CTU held nomination meetings for delegate positions in citywide representative units. This included PSRP and clinician positions for both district and charter schools. The number of members nominated for each representative unit did not exceed the number of positions. So, none of the nominations were contested and elections were not necessary. The names of these new delegates are listed below for each representative unit.
CTU has filed a grievance over the CPS directive to principals that they cannot permit educators to work remotely even if they have no in-person students, unless they have applied for an accommodation. It is a clear violation of our Memorandum of Agreement on Resuming In-Person Instruction.
Congrats to all the new LSC members! Thanks to all for stepping up and working with parents and community leaders to ensure that our schools are empowered to effectively govern and fight for the schools our students deserve. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and CTU is here to help you every step of the way!
CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement in response to today's budget address from Gov. JB Pritzker: The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the clear race and class inequities in our society. Those inequities show when Black and...
Under the recently ratified Framework for Resumption of In-Person Instruction, three types of accommodations are offered to members who qualify and an unpaid, job-protected leave is offered to any member concerned about returning to in-person instruction under the conditions of the agreement. See details here.
A brave few stepped forward and inspired us all throughout this fight. CPS agreed to reinstate all locked out members and drop discipline against them. The mayor and CPS refused to pay the wages they owe PSRPs and teachers who stood up for safety. We’re supporting them and fighting to get what they deserve.
We’ve received numerous reports of members being told by their principals that they cannot work remotely even if they have no in-person students. This is not correct, except under certain circumstances – and members need to demand that their rights to remote work under the Memorandum of Agreement be honored.
Sisters and Brothers: Around 12:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 10, the Chicago Teachers Union's Rules & Elections Committee unanimously certified the ballot results on the proposed framework for returning to in-person learning at CPS. 13,681 members voted yes;...
Poet and King College Prep Teacher Erik Young wrote this piece to honor the strength and courage of CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis.
Ballots have now gone out to every working email address in our database belonging to an active member at a district school.
Members have posed a number of questions repeatedly in meetings about the new reopening agreement. This FAQ is an effort to answer some of the most common questions and points of confusion. Check back often; we are adding content all the time!
Several news reports have implied that the tentative framework for reopening in-person school at CPS did not win reinstatement or the dropping of discipline for CTU members who had been locked out for working remotely. These reports are false. CPS seemingly circulated...
She bowed to no one, and gave strength to tens of thousands of Chicago Teachers Union educators who followed her lead, and who live by her principles to this day.
Late last night we received a tentative framework from Chicago Public Schools for the resumption of in-person learning.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has walked away from the bargaining table again after instructing her CPS leadership team to submit a “last, best and final offer” to the Union at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday night. CPS could do so much better, but refuses. Stay strong. Stay united. Raise your fighting voices even louder. Watch for updates .
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.