Chicago Teachers Union commends lawmakers for passage of Charter Neutrality Bill

CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday commended the Illinois General Assembly for passing a bill that protects Illinois educators from intimidation, retaliation and interference when they organize to join a union in privately operated charter schools, a move that will help educators improve the teaching and learning conditions in their schools. The legislation, HB 1120, requires charter school operators taking public school funding to include a labor neutrality clause as part of its school authorization. Under such a clause, an employer agrees to refrain from opposing or taking a position on union organizing by their employees.

Teaching and Fighting for Climate Justice During Earth Week 2023

Teaching and Fighting for Climate Justice During Earth Week 2023

Teachers Erin Lynch and Ayesha Qazi-Lampert have co-taught lessons on climate justice and have taught other teachers how to teach about these issues as well. They will share curricula, videos, lesson plans, units and other resources so you can plan your own lessons during Earth Week, which takes place April 17 – 22, 2023.