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Promotional Image with event info features a protester with an I Can’t Breathe sign and another with Tu Lucha Es Mi Lucha (Your struggle is my struggle, in Spanish)

Meeting Points, 12:00 noon

Car caravan: Dearborn and Harrison
Marching on foot/bike: Federal Plaza

We Still Teach, a TV partnership between CTU and My 50 Chicago

Resources for Students and Families to Cope with COVID-19

Resources for Students and Families to Cope with COVID-19

We Still Teach, a TV partnership between CTU and My 50 Chicago
We have a #RightToRecovery from COVID-19

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.

Arbitration Wins and Strategic Bargaining Updates!

We’ve recently leveraged powerful wins on personal business days in arbitration, and made important progress in strategic bargaining on PSRP summer in-person assignments and securing drivers ed instructors’ second semester pay. Scroll down to learn more! NOTE: We’ve added in a link that was missing under PSRP summer assignments.

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CTU frontline educators battle deep staffing cuts at CICS charter schools

1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 23: Press availability via Zoom. CICS management continues to hoard $35 million in public education funds, while proposing layoffs that will undercut students’ educations, derail ability to support special needs students. CHICAGO—CTU members at three out of four unionized charter schools overseen by charter operator CICS are battling against a devastating […]

The mayor and CPS need to prioritize Black voices, separate fact from fiction

CHICAGO, June 22, 2020—The Chicago Teachers Union released the following statement today in response to Chicago Public Schools’ continued refusal to address concerns over policing in the city’s public schools: Young Black organizers throughout our city—and country—are transforming the nation with uprisings against police brutality and cries to remove municipal police departments from their school […]

June 24 protest: CPS must invest in student needs, COVID-19 safety – not punitive policing in schools

CPS’ distorted funding priorities sacrifice critical supports for students to instead bankroll harmful policing practices. Noon, Wednesday, July 24 Car Caravans/marches: Marchers assembling at Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams; car caravan assembling near Grace Place, 637 S Dearborn. 12:30 p.m. (approximate): March/caravan to CPS headquarters for Board of Ed meeting. 1:00 p.m. rally: (time approximate) […]

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.