By CTU Communications | March 8, 2023 | News, Press Release
File under: Brandon Johnson, Ken Griffin, Paul Vallas, Willie Wilson
Willie Wilson and Ken Griffin know exactly what they’re getting when they back Paul Vallas, another Republican who will side always with millionaires and billionaires over Chicago’s working families.
By CTU Communications | March 3, 2023 | Movement, News, Press Release
File under: Gery Chico, Paul Vallas
The Vallas-Chico duo is bad for working families, bad for classrooms and will be dismal for Chicago.
By CTU Communications | February 28, 2023 | Movement, News, Press Release
File under: Brandon Johnson
Thanks to an unprecedented, historic multi-generational, multi-ethnic working-class coalition demanding transformative change in Chicago, educator, CTU member, and public school parent Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson will advance to the April 4 runoff, continuing to spread his bold vision for a Better Chicago and grow his people-powered winning coalition.
By CTU Communications | February 21, 2023 | ACTS, News, Press Release
File under: Bilingual Education, Greg Abbott, immigrant students, Ron DeSantis
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 22: Press conference to demand great attention be paid by CPS, City Hall, and Charter operators to the classroom resources and wraparound services necessary to meet the needs of newly placed migrants in Chicago.
By CTU Communications | February 15, 2023 | News, Press Release
File under: educational funding, JB Pritzker
CTU commends Gov. Pritzker for boosting early childhood education funding but urges the state to do more.
By Chris Geovanis | January 19, 2023 | News, Press Release CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2023 — UIC United Faculty’s strike is in its third day — and the Chicago Teachers Union is proud to continue to stand in solidarity with our fellow trade unionists who were forced onto the picket lines this week. As educators in Chicago Public...
File under: UIC United Faculty, University of Illinois Chicago
By Chris Geovanis | January 15, 2023 | News, Press Release
File under: Lori Lightfoot, Parental Leave
Randi Weingarten, who heads up union of 1.7 million teachers and support staff, to join educators, allies to demand CPS parental leave that mirrors what mayor offered to City workers – but has now been indefinitely delayed for educators, support staff.
By CTU Communications | January 13, 2023 | News, Press Release
File under: Brandon Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King
CTU members will join fellow trade unionists, mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson and progressive champions from across the city at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 16 to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day. After the rally, which is being held at CTU headquarters at 1901 W. Carroll, participants will fan out for door-to-door canvasing, phone banking and more for progressive candidates — including Brandon — seeking election to City Hall in the February 28 election.
By Chris Geovanis | December 17, 2022 | News, Press Release
File under: Environmental Justice, Environmental Racism
While Mayor Lightfoot continues to drag on replacing dangerous lead water pipes for hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans, educators at a South Side school that serves a large number of special education students are scrambling to force Lightfoot’s CPS team to address serious lead paint risks in their school facility.
By CTU Communications | November 10, 2022 | News, Press Release
File under: Karen GJ Lewis, Karen Lewis
John “Coach” Lewis, husband of late CTU President Emerita Karen GJ Lewis, issued the following statement today in response to references to President Lewis by candidates for mayor of Chicago and their supporters.