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.

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 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./New Post