In Memoriam, May 2024

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the union by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are listed using the information 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.

Contract Campaign Update #7: Stay Ready

Contract Campaign Update #7: Stay Ready

Stay ready. That’s the theme for our union as summer approaches. The school year may be ending, but we know as bargaining continues we need to mobilize our full 30,000-member strength to make sure CPS accepts our transformative contract proposals. We’re going to stay ready, so we don’t have to get ready!

Rank-and-file member action helped CTU post impressive wins in state legislature, but the fight for full funding must continue

Rank-and-file member action helped CTU post impressive wins in state legislature, but the fight for full funding must continue

As this legislative session unfolded, we focused on ensuring our members, students, and school communities received the support and resources they need and deserve. More than 300 members went to Springfield with us on three separate exciting lobby days, meeting with lawmakers. The impressive showing allowed us to secure some important wins for our members and their schools.

CTU on the election of April Verrett as SEIU’s New President

CTU on the election of April Verrett as SEIU’s New President

“Having seen April’s work firsthand, I know she will bring a new moxie in the role of SEIU president. Beyond ushering in a new era for the labor movement that centers the voices of Black women, Verrett’s empathic approach to trade unionism will raise up a new generation of leaders willing to center the lived experience of black girls and boys on the South and West side of Chicago and beyond.“

Contract Update #5: Public Bargaining is a Historic Win for CTU

Before June 14th, we will hold our union’s first-ever public bargaining session with CPS on our Green Schools proposals, a critical part of ensuring climate justice in Chicago’s schools. This is the first time in CTU history that CPS has agreed to public bargaining.

Retiring member signup for 2024 Retirement Luncheon

This is the Retirement Luncheon sign-up page for members who are retiring during or at the end of the 2023-24 school year. Each such retiring member is invited to lunch with us at no charge. All are also welcome to bring any number of guests for a charge of $45 per...

Fully fund Illinois schools!

Illinois’ school children cannot afford to wait another decade for full funding. Chicago alone is more than $1.1 billion short of adequate funding, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. Use the form below to send a message to your state representative, your state senator and Governor J.B. Pritzker to demand full funding for all Illinois schools.

No on HB 5008. Our Board should address student safety with student supports, not policing.

The Chicago Board of Education made the important decision to direct district funds toward social and emotional supports to foster student safety and away from police department presence in school hallways (SROs). A bill has been submitted hundreds of miles away in Springfield to undo that progress and undermine Board members’ authority to make this policy decision. Tell your legislator to vote NO on HB 5008.

In Memoriam, April 2024

Lists of deceased members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) are provided to the union by the office of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) and are listed using the information 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.