May 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thompson Center
100 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
CTU Organizing Department

A red-clad teacher’s fists emblazoned with the letters F-A-I-R C-O-N-T-R-A-C-T on their fingers

Rahm Emanuel set out to destroy our union and sell off our schools. We stood united and strong. Rahm failed.

It’s a new day. In the 2019 mayoral and city council elections, candidates embraced the CTU’s blueprint for the schools our students deserve. CTU-backed legislation has provided hundreds of millions more dollars in funding for our schools. Chicago’s incoming mayor and new aldermen have pledged an elected school board and equity for our schools.

We’ve faced down vicious attacks, and teaching conditions are still frustratingly difficult, but the ground has been laid for big steps forward in the contract we’re bargaining today.

If we’re going to realize those gains, we need to build our power now.

Amplify your voice—and come together with your fellow educators on Wednesday, May 22. The new faces in City Hall need to see that we stand united for our rights, our dignity, our students and their families. They need to hear from all of us, together, that it’s time for city officials to start taking meaningful steps now to improve our working conditions and provide our students with the schools they deserve.

Resources to Promote the Rally

Parent/Community Flyer (English/Spanish) (download button in lower right of page)

­Half-sheet general flyer (English) (download button in lower right of page)

Full-sheet general flyer (English)­

Bus Your School

If your school is sending a busload of educators, parents and students, CTU will pay for the bus! First, let us know about the bus using our online form. Then, download the Bus sign-up sheet (you must show that at least 25 people will ride down with you) and the CTU Bus Reimbursement form. Fax the forms to 312-329-2559 or email April Stigger scans or photos of the form and receipts and CTU will reimburse you after the event.