Latest News

Election Day Week of Action

Election Day is only a week away. As educators and members of our school community, you know how important electoral work is when it comes to building a better Chicago for everyone.  Here are two important races we want to highlight as especially crucial to our...

read more

Statement on CPS Coordination and Measles Outbreak

Today we communicated to CPS CEO Pedro Martinez the Chicago Teachers Union’s expectation to participate in creating support and ensuring resources for navigating the national measles outbreak in our school communities. We appreciated the unprecedented level of...

read more

Statement on Illinois Policy and March 15th Event

Of course, the right-wing Rauner-funded think tank attacks student civic engagement. The Student Power Forum is a nonpartisan voter education forum. It will be hosted at the CTU Center by several nonpartisan community organizations, including Chicago Votes, La Casa...

read more

In Memoriam, February 2024

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the Chicago Union Teacher by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are printed as received. If you notice an error or omission, please first contact the CTPF at 312.641.4464 or via email at to report the information. Please contact the CTU Membership Dept. as well by phoning 312.329.9100. Both the CTPF and CTU disburse survivor benefits to a member’s designated beneficiaries.

read more


The CTU would like to extend gratitude to CPS families, members of the Grassroots Education Movement, lawmakers in Springfield, Speaker Welch, Senate President Don Harmon, State Senator Robert Martwick and State Representative Ann Williams, and Mayor Brandon Johnson...

read more

Our Proposals for a Transformative 2024 Contract

After months of preparation and discussion, by more than 500 CTU committee members and our city-wide PPC, we are pleased to share our proposals for our upcoming contract negotiations. You can view the contract proposals through MemberLink (you will need to be...

read more

Network PPC meetings an important contract enforcement tool

As part of our 2019 contract, we established a right to meet with five delegates and their network chiefs to address any issues stemming from network mandates, including but not limited to excessive paperwork, inane walkthroughs, MTSS data entry, etc. Learn how these meetings can help enforce our contract in your school.

read more

Winning a transformative contract. Meet the Citywide PPC!

The Citywide Professional Problems Committee (PPC) has convened regularly to review close to a thousand contract proposals as we prepare to bargain a new contract with the Board. These proposals, written and submitted by our CTU committees and individual members, represent a robust and transformative vision for the future of Chicago. The excitement in PPC meetings has been palpable as members debate ideas that have the potential to reshape our schools for years to come. 

read more

Administrative Transfer Window

Teachers will be able to transfer schools for Fall 2024 without principal permission from Sunday, March 24, 2024 to Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

Read more