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Nonunion charter school educators learn about CTU.

The New Organizing Committee held a panel discussion attended by charter school educators potentially interested in forming a union. They heard stories from Epic, CICS, Acero, Chiarts and others who improved their school for students and staff by winning a CTU contract.

Colocation at Aspira, Haugan Middle School.

For the first time, CTU members from CPS schools and charter schools are meeting to strategize how to deal with colocation efforts. Members at North River and Haugan Elementary, along with unionized members at Aspira Haugan Middle School, hope to work together for the best interest of students and staff.

Acero Sped and ELL educators fight back.

Acero educators met with Area Vice President Sarah Chambers for a Know Your Rights training that also started to look at outreach to parents and fighting recent cuts at the school.

First contract negotiations at Epic.

Threats of an unfair labor practice complaint forced Epic to provide necessary information for the CTU to negotiate its first contract with the charter. Bargaining committee members have been working hard and look to open negotiations shortly after Thanksgiving.

Charter school educators support remote learning.

As Mayor Lightfoot orders district educators into unsafe buildings, in violation of a legally binding arbitrator’s decision, charter school educators are ready to stand in solidarity. CTU-ACTS has been facing the same fight at its 34 schools. Some employers have even been worse than Lori. Stronger Together!