Every other month, the CTU honors two substitutes doing the essential work to keep schools running in the face of staffing shortages and teacher absences. The next round of awards will be issued at the December 7 House of Delegates, so submit a nomination today!
Falguni Dave, a critical care RN and union activist for her involvement in the campaign to pass the Illinois Workers Rights amendment. Off the clock Falguni took a picture which was used for postcards and a Facebook post promoting the Illinois workers rights amendment. Hospital management is accusing her now of violating the hospital’s social media policy.
This letter was mailed by United States Postal Service, dated November 4, 2022, to all members of the retired group of the Chicago Teachers Union and was emailed to all retired members whose email address was accepting CTU emails on this date, Friday, November 18, 2022.
These procedures for the 2023 election of the Retiree Functional Vice President are posted in accordance with the CTU Constitution and By-laws.
Paula Ladin was one of hundreds of rank and file CTU members and allies volunteering on Election Day. In this post, she shares her experience and encourages other members to volunteer because it’s “an antidote to feeling helpless or hopeless.”
The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, who work closely with the CTU in advocating for our students in temporary living situations, is inviting you to join their team in the Chicago Marathon. Join by November 17 for a lower minimum donation threshold.
Starbucks baristas from across the U.S. are holding a one-day strike on Thursday, November 17, and they’re asking for solidarity from trade unionists everywhere.
Are you a parent or guardian of a student? Do you have a conflict on report card day when you are expected to be at your school and also at your child/children’s school/s? If so, reach out to your principal to inform them that you will need some time to go to your child/children’s school or to hold a remote conference with your child’s teacher/teachers.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 16 is PSRP Appreciation Day across the state of Illinois! Since 2006, PSRP Appreciation Day has been set aside to recognize the school clerks, teacher and library assistants, technology coordinators, hearing and vision screeners, parent advocates, ESL interpreters and many more who make our schools run.
Lauren Bianchi was in a pre-nursing track at University of Illinois-Chicago in 2012 when the CTU went on strike, an action that influenced her to decision to become an educator. She saw teachers fighting for systemic changes and wanted to be a part of that movement.
Members have seen CTU Lead Organizer Tennille Evans whipping up the crowd and belting out chants and songs in her beautiful, powerful voice at union rallies, events and parties. She uses that booming voice to empower members to stand up for themselves.
Read updates on IEP Interpreter restrictions and on IEP Interpreter stipends from the 2021–22 school year. Read an update on donations for newcomer students and on the sanctuary letter that CPS finally released after three years of advocacy from CTU members and families.
John “Coach” Lewis, husband of late CTU President Emerita Karen GJ Lewis, issued the following statement today in response to references to President Lewis by candidates for mayor of Chicago and their supporters.
This position serves the entire Chicago Teachers Union membership to help members address contract violations. The duties include, but are not limited to, addressing and investigating member concerns, counseling members on how to resolve grievances, providing support at grievance, arbitration, disciplinary, DCFS and investigatory hearings; and helping members to organize and fight against abusive principals, policies and practices.
Union sees 34 out of 34 victories for the night, with rank and file members pushing hard for signatures for Brandon Johnson, as voters embrace CTU values and platform on election day.