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CTU President Jesse Sharkey responds to long-awaited district contract proposals

CTU President Jesse Sharkey responds to long-awaited district contract proposals

The Board’s submission to the fact-finder with proposed salary increases was its first economic proposal. The Union takes this as an opening offer, and also to show that CPS and the mayor know they can afford educators’ demands for fairness. CHICAGO, July 3,...

While some gains have been made, equity agenda in Springfield requires real leadership from Lightfoot

CTU calls on new mayor to ‘Keep the Promise’ for education equity by supporting restoration of labor bargaining rights, elected, representative school board. CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union made some powerful gains in this spring’s Springfield...
As school district collects more funds from Springfield, CPS slashes critical frontline staff

As school district collects more funds from Springfield, CPS slashes critical frontline staff

District’s distorted priorities perpetuate Emanuel inequities instead of educational justice for students, educators. CHICAGO—CPS announced another round of layoffs today, which by its own numbers are higher this year than last year. Chicago Teachers Union...
Instead of funding classrooms, Namaste charter board to consider school closure

Instead of funding classrooms, Namaste charter board to consider school closure

CHICAGO, May 28, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union leadership has learned that the board of directors at Namaste charter school in McKinley Park will consider a plan to close the school at tonight’s 5:30 p.m. meeting, in an effort to block educators at the school from...