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Moving forward on a monumental achievement for our union

House Bill (HB) 2275—also known as the repeal of Section 4.5—restores CTU rights to collectively bargain over layoffs, class size, staffing levels, cleanliness, school day and year length, and other non-salary issues.

Mice, roach infestation and overall building neglect reaches critical point at Southwest Side elementary school

CHICAGO, April 27, 2018—Rodent infestation and general building neglect has reached a critical point at Morrill Math & Science Elementary School on the city’s Southwest Side, with teachers and school staff making a plea for assistance in what has become a daily...

Parents, teachers blast Emanuel on school cleanliness crisis

CHICAGO, April 13, 2018:  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel claims he’s addressing a crisis in school cleanliness. Teachers, parents and neighborhood residents say his ‘solutions’ fall far short of needs – and took their concerns public again Friday morning at Kenwood High...

Today’s critical struggles are embedded in Dr. King’s vision of racial and economic justice

I write on a somber occasion – to both mark the loss of and to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifty years ago today, an assassin’s bullet cut down one of our nation’s most beloved civil rights leaders. Yet Dr. King’s impact – and his values...

School cleanliness crisis underscores failure of mayor’s control over school policy

Chronic under-staffing, failure to provide accountability are hallmarks of mayor’s disastrous push to privatize school maintenance. CHICAGO, March 28, 2018—The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement today in response to the latest revelations in...