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CTU President Jesse Sharkey responds to long-awaited district contract proposals

CTU President Jesse Sharkey responds to long-awaited district contract proposals

The Board’s submission to the fact-finder with proposed salary increases was its first economic proposal. The Union takes this as an opening offer, and also to show that CPS and the mayor know they can afford educators’ demands for fairness. CHICAGO, July 3,...
CTU to Lightfoot: Keep your promise and end toxic Rahm agenda in public schools

CTU to Lightfoot: Keep your promise and end toxic Rahm agenda in public schools

10:30 a.m. TODAY, July 1: Press conference re CTU contract fight for ed equity CTU headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago Candidate Lightfoot ran on platform to extend democracy, ensure equity and infuse school communities with necessary supports and staffing. But...
Use code DVF in Kronos for Flex Day

Use code DVF in Kronos for Flex Day

Teachers at schools that flexed the final PD day over the course of the year have worked the time for the day and do not need to come in to work on Monday, June 24. However, in order to get paid for the day, they will need to enter the code DVF in Kronos. The code is now open for entry by teachers. TEACHERS MUST ENTER THE CODE THEMSELVES. CLERKS ARE UNABLE TO ENTER IT.

CTU to CPS: Clock is ticking. Time to start bargaining in earnest

CTU to CPS: Clock is ticking. Time to start bargaining in earnest

4PM TODAY, Thurs., June 13: press conference CTU Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago CPS reverses position, agrees to bargain today, as contract expiration date looms. CTU bargaining team will hold press conference at 4PM today as both teams bargain. CHICAGO—In a...
CTU to CPS: Stop stalling and start bargaining

CTU to CPS: Stop stalling and start bargaining

4PM, Thurs., June 13: press conference CTU Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago With contract expiring in two weeks, CPS blows off second negotiating session in a week with CTU bargaining team. CHICAGO—The mayoral controlled Chicago Public Schools has cancelled a...

While some gains have been made, equity agenda in Springfield requires real leadership from Lightfoot

CTU calls on new mayor to ‘Keep the Promise’ for education equity by supporting restoration of labor bargaining rights, elected, representative school board. CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union made some powerful gains in this spring’s Springfield...
As school district collects more funds from Springfield, CPS slashes critical frontline staff

As school district collects more funds from Springfield, CPS slashes critical frontline staff

District’s distorted priorities perpetuate Emanuel inequities instead of educational justice for students, educators. CHICAGO—CPS announced another round of layoffs today, which by its own numbers are higher this year than last year. Chicago Teachers Union...