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.read more
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.
I found a group of tremendously dedicated educators who want to be partners in their school’s growth, but instead, they’re being bullied and taken advantage of.
The proposed closure of Chicago Virtual and Frazier Preparatory Academy charter schools is an admission of failure by the district, and a continued attack on the lives of the city’s Black and Brown children.
There is one (1) vacancy to fill an unexpired term on the CTU Executive Board: One (1) Elementary School Teacher Functional Vice President. The procedure is as follows…
The House of Delegates voted to confirm these recommended endorsements at its December 4, 2019 meeting. More endorsements may be made at a later date.
The Executive Board passed this resolution at its November 25, 2019 meeting and the House of Delegates subsequently passed it at its December 4, 2019 meeting.
Our union sends condolences to the Rev. Dr. Clay Evans’ friends and family, as well as to the clergymen and clergywomen he has influenced. Our lives are greater because of his work.
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1 p.m.: Preliminary hearing for nine CTU members Cook County Criminal Court, 3150 W. Flournoy St., Chicago Members will hold a press availability immediately after court. CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2019—Nine Chicago Teachers Union members are due in Cook...
We should be expecting more from those whom the people elected to lead, but sadly, we have come to expect less from all levels of city government. Today was no exception.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is considering changes to the state assessment system. Despite ISBE’s intent to make positive changes to assessment, the proposed changes would expand testing. They’re taking input from educators now. Make your voice heard!
Saturday, Nov. 23: At the height of the CTU’s 11-day strike, nine CTU members raised the stakes by confronting Sterling Bay—the well-connected development firm reaping hefty profits from the City’s $1.3 billion Lincoln Yards TIF giveaway. After spending several hours in jail, these brave unionists now face charges. Come enjoy a show and support their court costs.
The tentative agreement reached on October 31 between the Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union was ratified by the entire membership in a vote of 80.75% in favor and 19.25% against. View raw totals and school-by-school breakdown of the vote here.
Schools can’t function properly without PSRPs, yet despite all they do, we too often forget to tell them “Thank You.” So let’s tell them today, thank you!
Chicagoans must have the right to elect their school board. Teachers must have the right to bargain on staffing and class size.