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.
CPS released final summative REACH summary reports for SY 18-19 on the Reflect and Learn website today. Information about the ratings and members’ rights are summarized here.
We’ve scheduled a referendum vote on the tentative agreement for Thursday, November 14. We’ll hold several meetings to discuss the TA prior to that date. Also, new podcast episode!
We’ve updated the summary of what’s in the TA and included a second page with a detailed explanation of how the new class size provision will work.
It’s important to note that most of the wins in our new tentative agreement — especially the substantial raise for PSRPs, the enforceable class size limits, and more than 750 new staffing positions — were not on the bargaining table on the day that we decided to go on strike.
Today, we return to classrooms with real and lasting change for our students and the people of this city.
We have a tentative agreement and will return to schools on Friday, Nov. 1. The final issue—our return-to-work terms—was resolved as we reached an agreement today with the mayor and Chicago Public Schools to make up five days of student instruction.
The Chicago Teachers Union yesterday reached a Tentative Agreement for a new contract with Chicago Public Schools. Regrettably, the same can’t be said about instructional make-up days for students.
Delegates voted 364 to 242, with four abstentions, to accept the revised tentative agreement on the condition that Mayor Lightfoot agree to make up the days lost in the strike. Some major elements of the Tentative Agreement include…
Lori, keep your promises and let’s get this done. Our members have resolve and will not relent when it comes to the families they serve.
Our bargaining team left negotiations at 9:30pm tonight with the same deal on the table as when they left at midnight last night. That deal we proposed would settle this contract at a cost of only $38 million more per year. This lack of movement is despite the fact that CEO Janice Jackson showed up to negotiations for the first time. We had hoped that was a positive sign, but it changed nothing for us at the table.
Rev. Dr. William Barber II will bring the voice of his civil rights activism to the cause of striking educators with the Chicago Teachers Union and Service Employees International Union Local 73.
Bargaining Update: Del Valle endorses CTU special ed demands, $38 million separates proposals, Rev. Barber on Sunday
The day started with a Union Park rally and Board of Education President Miguel del Valle pledging support for our special education demands. Our team bargained until about midnight with the Board and announced that our contract demands would cost less than half of one percent of the Board’s budget to settle. Tomorrow, Rev. Dr. William Barber stands with CTU and SEIU 73 and we’ll hold a TeleTown Hall with members Sunday night.
3P, Sun. 10/27: Famed civil rights leader Rev. Wm. Barber II to rally with striking CTU rank and file members
As founder of Moral Mondays movement, co-founder of Poor People’s Campaign, Barber’s interfaith activism has brought together some of most important movements for justice in 21st century.
Educators at Passages Charter School won a tentative agreement today that enshrines in the contract key provisions that are still not settled in bargaining for educators at district-run schools. Among those are big wins on paraprofessional pay and rights as well as grievable protections for special education minutes and support.