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Winter Vacation Pay for New Hires

CTU members hired by CPS this year received only three days winter vacation pay, instead of their normal four days pay, due to the 11 days of work lost by this year’s strike.

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CTU remembers the Rev. Dr. Clay Evans

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.

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Say NO to more standardized testing!

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!

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CTU 9 Benefit Show at The Hideout!

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.

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2019-24 Contract Ratification Vote Totals

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.

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#PSRPpower: Celebrate our PSRPs!

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!

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Job Posting: CTU Organizer

The Chicago Teachers Union is looking to fill Organizer position(s). CTU Organizers play a key role in our fight to enforce our contract, strengthen and grow our union, and win good schools for all. The deadline for submission is November 21, 2019.

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CTU Speaks! Podcast

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

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