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Our PSRPs face unique COVID-19 challenges
PSRPs are the bedrock of our school communities during normal times. But during the COVID-19 crisis, their dedication and support
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Students need equal access to technology, but a Google classroom is not a classroom
Teachers are making the best of a bad situation, but a Google classroom is not a classroom.
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We have a #RightToRecovery from COVID-19

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My Union

Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about fellow members. Ensure that union staff can keep you in the loop. Participate in our democracy.

My Rights

In every school and workplace, unity in action protects our members and the students we serve. Learn how to stand up for your rights, unite with fellow CTU members, and get help from CTU staff when you need it.

My Movement

Along with parents, students and community we advocate for the schools – and the city – that our students deserve. Learning, working and living conditions are not separate. Together, our Union wages a comprehensive fight.

My Union

Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one. Learn about fellow members. Ensure that union staff can keep you in the loop. Participate in our democracy.

My Rights

In every school and workplace, unity in action protects our members and the students we serve. Learn how to stand up for your rights, unite with fellow CTU members, and get help from CTU staff when you need it.

My Movement

Along with parents, students and community we advocate for the schools – and the city – that our students deserve. Learning, working and living conditions are not separate. Together, our Union wages a comprehensive fight.

We’re glad Aramark is going. But they need to go now.

The decision to kick Aramark our of schools is a testament to our members’ advocacy and the work of our union. We are happy to finally see some light at the end of this filthy tunnel, but that’s where the celebration ends.

Lawsuit against U.S. Department of Education, mayor’s appointed Board of Ed moves forward

DeVos, Lightfoot on same page in blaming teachers and clinicians for agencies’ ongoing and chronic failure to adequately support special needs students. See links to press conference here and lawsuit here. CHICAGO, May 20, 2020—The CTU blasted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s CPS executives and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today for trying to foist […]

Your Union is Here to Help

Caring, united, democratic: CTU is more than 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians acting as one.

COVID19 Info & Action

Learn more about how CTU is working with Chicago Public Schools to make sure our schools are safe and secure. Learn more and take action to demand emergency response from CPS and the mayor.

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Report:

The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve 2.0

This 2018 update to CTU’s 2012 report, The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve provides a counter-narrative to the corporate agenda on education. SCSD 2.0 highlights the many racist inequities that have continued, or in some cases worsened, since 2012. CTU has a track record of fighting for reforms to change these realities, which is why Chicagoans continue to trust the CTU more than the Board of Education, more than Mayor Emanuel and more than any “reformer” backed by billionaires and corporate foundations.