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CTU to strike charter operator CICS on Feb. 5 if no agreement reached

CTU to strike charter operator CICS on Feb. 5 if no agreement reached

+ Charter CEO earns nearly ten times what low-wage paraprofessionals earn, while CICS-controlled management operations cry poor as top bosses hoards tens of millions in public dollars for insider investments and management ‘fees’. See full livestream of...

CTU delivers contract proposals built on demand for schools Chicago students deserve

Mayor must reverse ‘separate and unequal’ school policies, end chronic neglect of South, West side public schools, and adequately staff school nurses, clinicians, ESL services, other vital education resources. Watch video of the livestreamed press conference. CHICAGO,...

Tuesday, Jan. 15: CTU to submit contract proposals built on demand to create schools Chicago students deserve

Press conference: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 15 Mayor’s office, 5th floor, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. As 33,000 LA educators strike for smaller classes, more staff, CTU calls on mayor to end separate and unequal treatment of South, West side public schools and end...
#FactCheck: The truth behind Gery Chico’s ‘friendship’ with Chicago’s public school teachers

#FactCheck: The truth behind Gery Chico’s ‘friendship’ with Chicago’s public school teachers

Mayoral candidate Chico claimed to have a good working relationship with teachers when he was handpicked by Richard M. Daley to head the Board of Ed, but a closer look at his record shows destructive school policies and profits for his outside interests at the expense...

CTU pushes CPS to delay implementation of Aspen

Union succeeds in pressing CPS, Board of Education to delay premature deployment of new database after raising alarms about inadequate training, poor implementation and data fields that gathered massive amounts of immigration data for school administrators with poor...

Union reopening bargaining with CPS over violation of health care clause

Board of Ed’s insistence on raising health care premiums forces the Union to reopen health care portions of the 2015-2019 Agreement. CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2018—The Chicago Teachers Union today notified the Chicago Board of Education of its intent to reopen the...

Latest mayoral appointment underscores why we need elected, representative school board

Public school educators, parents and school communities remain locked out of district governance and oversight. CHICAGO, Dec. 14, 2018—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey released the following statement after news broke that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had...

Rally to Win the Acero Strike

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1pm show solidarity with CTU teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff at 15 charter schools run by the Acero charter network formerly known as UNO. They are in the midst of their historic strike—the first against a charter operator in U.S. history.