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Winter Vacation Pay for New Hires

CTU members hired by CPS this year received only three days winter vacation pay, instead of their normal four days pay, due to the 11 days of work lost by this year’s strike.

CTU/Illinois Federation of Teachers LGBTQ curriculum task force

CTU/Illinois Federation of Teachers LGBTQ curriculum task force

The Illinois Federation of Teachers task force is advising the Illinois State Board of Education as the Board implements HB246, the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill. The new law goes into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, so educators and school staff are working...
Notice of Election for Elementary Functional Vice President

Notice of Election for Elementary Functional Vice President

Two candidates, Paula Barajas of Ruiz Elementary and Theresa Hen of Garvey Elementary, were nominated for Functional Vice President of Elementary School Teachers at the January 8, 2020 House of Delegates meeting. At the February 5, 2020 House of Delegates meeting…

Health care wins and personal business rulings from CTU-CPS arbitration

Health care wins and personal business rulings from CTU-CPS arbitration

Despite challenges around personal business days and the difficulty the Union has in combating CPS resistance to these cases, we continue to see arbitration victories for our members. Also, our new contract has yielded some significant improvements in certain aspects of our health insurance coverage.

January 2020 CTU Endorsements for Illinois March 17, 2020 Election

January 2020 CTU Endorsements for Illinois March 17, 2020 Election

The CTU House of Delegates voted at its January 8, 2020 House of Delegates meeting to make 10 endorsements for the March 17, 2020 election in addition to the seven endorsements it made at its December meeting.

Erroneous notice from CPS RE: uncashed checks

Members might have received a letter from Chicago Public Schools alerting them of one or more uncashed checks that were issued to you (sample notice below). We have reached out to CPS to inquire whether these notices should have been sent and requesting additional...
Take Action: Demand CPS honor our bargain

Take Action: Demand CPS honor our bargain

CPS is illegally reneging on its deal. Our 11-day strike forced CPS to recognize the contributions of its veteran teachers, among other improvements. As soon as CTU members voted to ratify the agreement, however, the district broke our deal and demanded that most of the $25 million be paid in one-time lump sum bonuses rather than be added to veteran teachers’ base salaries, costing them thousands of dollars in salary increases over the course of their careers because their base salaries won’t increase. CPS didn’t want to pay its veteran teachers fairly, and now it’s retaliating against them for being among the longest-tenured and most dedicated workers in our schools.

CTU remembers the Rev. Dr. Clay Evans

CTU remembers the Rev. Dr. Clay Evans

Our union sends condolences to the Rev. Dr. Clay Evans’ friends and family, as well as to the clergymen and clergywomen he has influenced. Our lives are greater because of his work.