The mayor’s lockout of CTU educators imposed additional economic hardship on members already wrestling with a wide range of hardships caused by the pandemic. To help cushion the blow, the AFT and the CTU are extending interest-free loans to any members who lost pay as a result of being locked out.

Who qualifies for the loan?

  1. Must be an active member of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).
  2. CTU active member must complete and submit Form A, attesting that they honored the job action.
  3. Applicant must be a member of the United Credit Union (UCU).
    • An initial deposit of $25 is required to open an account and can be a part of the loan disbursement.
  4. Must have lost pay due to being locked out by Chicago Public Schools on January 5, 6, 7, and 10, 2022.

When do I apply? How much is the loan, and how do I repay it?

United Credit Union will accept applications beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022, and ending on Friday, February 4, 2022. The loan amount is $480. The loan has a 0% interest rate. The member will repay through payroll deduction starting Friday, February 11, 2022.

How can I receive the application package? 

I have questions about the lockout loan application. Who can I ask? 

Where do I send questions about the loan that don’t concern the application? 

You can send an e-mail to the CTU Membership Department or Accounting Department.

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