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Happy Birthday, Karen

Happy Birthday, Karen

The social justice unionism that Karen instilled as president of the Chicago Teachers Union now serves as a nationwide model, and has not only restored our rights, but emboldened parents and communities to advocate for their children.

Bargaining update: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Today’s bargaining session with CPS, our seventh so far, was, in a nutshell, frustrating. The district has yet to respond in writing to the comprehensive proposal we sent them almost two weeks ago — a proposal that focuses on safety for our members, the most basic...

CTU members door-knock to connect families with COVID shots, as Lightfoot resists 80% targets for student vaccinations

Lightfoot’s CPS team has not yet committed to the kind of grassroots outreach needed to maximize vaccination access in hard-hit communities, which have suffered from segregation, disinvestment and inequity for decades. 3:30 p.m., Wed., July 14: press conference with...

Mayor Lightfoot has record resources for schools and city, but continues to fall short in equitably investing in critical needs

The 443 educator layoffs in Chicago Public Schools underscore ongoing failure of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s handpicked Board of Education to provide every school community with adequate funding for basic needs. CHICAGO, July 13, 2021 — The Chicago Teachers Union issued...
Job Opening: CTU Organizer

Job Opening: CTU Organizer

Apply by July 23, 2021. The Chicago Teachers Union is looking to fill an Organizer position. CTU Organizers play a key role in our fight to enforce our contract, strengthen and grow our union, and win good schools for all.