Winning a transformative contract. Meet the Citywide PPC!

Winning a transformative contract. Meet the Citywide PPC!

The Citywide Professional Problems Committee (PPC) has convened regularly to review close to a thousand contract proposals as we prepare to bargain a new contract with the Board. These proposals, written and submitted by our CTU committees and individual members, represent a robust and transformative vision for the future of Chicago. The excitement in PPC meetings has been palpable as members debate ideas that have the potential to reshape our schools for years to come. 

School Resource Officers Don’t Make School Safer. School Resources Do.

School Resource Officers Don’t Make School Safer. School Resources Do. By CTU Vice President Jackson Potter SROs never made our schools safer: resources and supportive adults do. When the Local School Council at my former school, Back of the Yards College Prep,...
VICTORY! Aramark out of CPS

VICTORY! Aramark out of CPS

Elections matter. Union leadership matters. Aramark is out! Thanks to the unflinching and uncompromising leadership of SEIU Local 73 and the leadership of Mayor Johnson, CPS facilities will manage janitorial staff, supplies, and equipment directly, ending the district’s contract with Aramark.

CTU BARGAINING UPDATE DAY 4: Striking Instituto del Progreso Latino members ask BMO Harris to settle this contract

With no end in sight, the Chicago Teachers Union is asking BMO Harris, Instituto del Progreso Latino’s close partner and a bank deeply connected to the schools’ finances, to settle this contract on behalf of the administration.

CTU BARGAINING UPDATE DAY 4: Striking Instituto del Progreso Latino members ask BMO Harris to settle this contract

It is day four of a strike for CTU members at Instituto del Progreso Latino. With no end in sight, the Chicago Teachers Union is asking BMO Harris, Instituto del Progreso Latino’s close partner and a bank deeply connected to the schools’ finances, to settle this contract on behalf of the administration.

In Memoriam, January 2024

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the Chicago Union Teacher by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are printed as received. If you notice an error or omission, please first contact the CTPF at 312.641.4464 or via email at memberservices@ctpf.org to report the information. Please contact the CTU Membership Dept. as well by phoning 312.329.9100. Both the CTPF and CTU disburse survivor benefits to a member’s designated beneficiaries.

BARGAINING UPDATE: Instituto forces day three of a strike instead of committing to fund its schools

It is day three of a strike for the schools students deserve at Instituto del Progreso Latino. Progress at the bargaining table has come at a snail’s pace. This strike was completely avoidable by the charter school operator, but regrettably Instituto’s school leaders and board of directors have failed to put the interests the community they committed to serve first.

Chicago Teachers Union to Host Black History Month Blood Drive

As the country kicks off Black History Month, the Chicago Teachers Union, the CTU Foundation, educators from the union’s Human Rights Committee and the American Red Cross will host an afternoon-long blood drive and an evening panel discussion Thursday centered around sickle cell anemia and its intersection with Black maternal and birthing healthcare issues.

In Memoriam, December 2023

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the Chicago Union Teacher by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are printed as received. If you notice an error or omission, please first contact the CTPF at 312.641.4464 or via email at memberservices@ctpf.org to report the information. Please contact the CTU Membership Dept. as well by phoning 312.329.9100. Both the CTPF and CTU disburse survivor benefits to a member’s designated beneficiaries.

Member Bulletin for January 25, 2024

Topics: CTU at UAW, Black Lives Matter at School, Instituto strike ready, CTUF student assistance, LSC elections, call to action and more!

LSCs can be a powerful tool for school improvement, but only if we use them

As union members, we hold power when we organize and work together in solidarity.  Making important school governance decisions — such as budgetary allocations, school policies, curriculum and principal selection — also should involve organized solidarity. Running for the Local School Council (LSC) at your school with a slate is a great way to make this happen.

Member Bulletin for January 17, 2024

Member Bulletin for January 17, 2024

Topics include the migrant crisis, honoring Romel, inclement weather, HOD recap, call to action and more!