Chicago didn’t just get a new mayor, but also a new City Council

City government looks really different today than it did yesterday — and not just because our union brother Brandon Johnson is now mayor. Huge congratulations to four CTU-endorsed candidates who won seats on the City Council: former SEIU Healthcare staffer Desmon Yancy (5th Ward), longtime CTU ally and clergy member Rev. Will Hall (6th Ward), community organizer Ronnie Mosley (21st Ward), and community organizer and LSC member Angela Clay (46th Ward).

CTU Springfield Legislative Update

The CTU had a very effective week in the Illinois legislature. Three pieces of CTU legislation passed the Illinois House late last week, and the Union and our legislative allies are positioning a fourth to move forward. These bills impact our ability to further organize workers in charter schools, address staffing shortages, and direct the State Board of Education to assess the educator evaluation system in Illinois.

90% cut in lapsed educator license fee, 20% cut in PD requirement for renewal cycle

CTU Legislative and Policy Director Kurt Hilgendorf sent this legislative update to rank and file CTU members on Thursday, April 7, 2022. As you may know, the legislative session is set to end in Springfield on Friday, and we continue to move our bills through the...