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Mayor offers teachers same salary offer in exchange for ignoring exploding class sizes

Mayor offers teachers same salary offer in exchange for ignoring exploding class sizes

CPS rejects assurances for a nurse in every school, or meaningful steps to address dire shortages of social workers, librarians, counselors, other frontline staff. Livestream of today’s press conference is at this link. CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2019—CPS handed rank and file...
Our students deserve smaller classes – and CPS needs to put it in writing

Our students deserve smaller classes – and CPS needs to put it in writing

Almost 25% of elementary students are trapped in overcrowded classes, and 35% of high school students attend at least one overcrowded class. CHICAGO, October 9, 2019—No matter where you live in the City, Chicagoans agree: students deserve a high-quality, world-class...
CTU and SEIU Local 73 join forces for weekend art build as unions prepare for possible strike

CTU and SEIU Local 73 join forces for weekend art build as unions prepare for possible strike

1 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5: Press availability with art build volunteers CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago Artists, educators, activists, parents, students and other community allies will come together over the weekend to build the visual backdrop to a...
Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs

Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs

With mayor now effectively bargaining in public, CTU proposes livestreaming negotiating sessions to give families, educators, public a seat at the table. CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2019—In a maneuver to publicly spin the mayor’s Friday ‘offer’ to CTU...
CPS finally brought an offer to the table today, but it fails to address key issues

CPS finally brought an offer to the table today, but it fails to address key issues

Nine months after contract negotiations began and after a 94% strike authorization vote, the bargaining team for Chicago Public Schools finally came to the table with their own offer. Unfortunately, the proposal fails to address the key issues that members of the Chicago Teachers Union have said must be addressed in order to provide the schools that Chicago’s students deserve.

Ninety-four percent of Chicago Teachers Union educators vote to authorize strike

Ninety-four percent of Chicago Teachers Union educators vote to authorize strike

Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates governing body will set strike date at Wednesday, Oct. 2, meeting. The Chicago Teachers Union this evening released totals of the Sept. 24-26 strike authorization vote. The CTU Rules and Election Committee reported that as of...
CTU members at Passages charter to announce strike date – fourth CPS charter strike in a year

CTU members at Passages charter to announce strike date – fourth CPS charter strike in a year

4:00 p.m., Monday., Sept. 23: Press conference Passages Charter School, 1643 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago While CEO rakes in quarter of a million dollar salary, management rejects sanctuary language for refugee and immigrant students, lowballs special ed and English...
Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to join CTU, SEIU at rally for fair contracts for Chicago workers

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to join CTU, SEIU at rally for fair contracts for Chicago workers

7:00 p.m. Tuesday., Sept. 24: CTU/SEIU labor rally for fair contracts CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago CTU, SEIU Local 73 will be joined by UAW strikers, SEIU HCIL Mt. Sinai health workers, suburban teachers, grassroots groups to call for fair contracts that...