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Adequate school staffing among key CTU contract demands

Adequate school staffing among key CTU contract demands

Union bargaining team is fighting for staffing commitments in critical areas that impact students’ readiness and ability to learn. CHICAGO, May 16, 2019—In 2012, Chicago Public Schools staffing of nurses, social workers, psychologists and counselors was...

Real teacher appreciation is a fair contract and manageable class sizes for Chicago’s schools

Chicago’s public school students need individual attention from their teachers, which is impossible with as many as 48 students in a kindergarten class. CHICAGO, May 8, 2019—Chicago Public Schools has the highest class sizes across grades 1-4 of any school district in...
Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

TA ends three day strike and wins smaller classes, wrap-around supports, sanctuary protections for immigrant students, contract protections for special education students and English language learners. CHICAGO—CTU members at charter schools are reforming the industry...
Latino Youth HS settles, strike continues at charter operator Instituto’s schools

Latino Youth HS settles, strike continues at charter operator Instituto’s schools

Latino Youth strikers win sanctuary protections, mental health support, restorative justice, culturally appropriate curricula for low-income, Latinx high school students, as strike at Instituto schools continues.

CTU Resolution to Lift the Ban

The following resolution was adopted at the May 1, 2019, CTU House of Delegates Meeting. Whereas, Chicago is experiencing a massive crunch on low income/affordable housing as neighborhoods gentrify and the 2008 foreclosure crisis continues to ripple through many of...
7A/1P TODAY: Friday actions to push management on financial shell games and demand fair contracts at three striking charter schools

7A/1P TODAY: Friday actions to push management on financial shell games and demand fair contracts at three striking charter schools

7AM TODAY, May 3: Press conference/picket lines IHSCA, 2520 S. Western Ave., Chicago. (Picket lines at all three striking schools: IHSCA, IJLA, LYHS) 1PM TODAY, May 3: Rally and March IHSCA, 2520 S. Western Ave. Strikers will march to Instituto CEO’s office at...
It’s time for Chicago Public Schools to respect women’s work

It’s time for Chicago Public Schools to respect women’s work

Fair wages and benefits for a predominantly female workforce is a key issue in the CTU fight for a fair contract—in a district that is nearly 80 percent female, yet in a country where full-time working women make 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. CHICAGO, May 1,...

CTU demands mediator as CPS seeks to renege on negotiations timeline

CPS move seeks to force CTU teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff to begin next school year with no contract—and no relief from overcrowded classrooms, severe staff shortages, chronically under-resourced school communities. CHICAGO, April 29, 2019—The CTU has...

Early Notification of Resignation Program Deadline Extended to May 2

Please be aware that we have extended the deadline for our Early Notification of Resignation Program (ENRP) to Thursday, May 2. If you know your path leads away from CPS next year, please consider signing up for the ENRP. Early notification will carry a financial...
April 25: CTU charter members to announce strike date against operators

April 25: CTU charter members to announce strike date against operators

Press conference/rally: 4:30 PM, Thursday, April 25 Arturo Velazquez Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago Teachers, support staff will walk out if demands for living wages, adequate student supports, pension rights, protections for immigrant and...