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Bargaining update: What’s on the table—and what must improve

An update on bargaining last week: We presented on issues that include REACH—proposing that highly rated (Proficient and Excellent), tenured members should be able to skip an evaluation cycle. We also presented moving to 25 steps for pay scales, and improving base pay...
As students return to school, time for mayor settle a fair contract

As students return to school, time for mayor settle a fair contract

5:00 a.m. Tues., Sept. 3: Press conference Juarez high school, 1450 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago High school loses $840,000 and nine teaching positions among hundreds of schools confronting budget cuts in new $7.7 billion CPS budget. CHICAGO—As students return for the first...

Bargaining Update: Budget cuts, August 20 all-member meeting

Mayor Lightfoot released her CPS budget for FY 2020 on Thursday—and it CUTS funding for school nurses, librarians and social workers, while the mayor and her CPS team increase central office staff by more than 150. This is not an equity budget. It is a Rahm budget. On...
Bargaining update: Our fight for a fair contract for CPS students and educators

Bargaining update: Our fight for a fair contract for CPS students and educators

Bargaining Update: CPS contract fight These past few weeks have been busy. On July 18 and 19, the CTU and Mayor Lightfoot’s team presented arguments to the fact-finding panel—required under Section 4.5 of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act (IELRA)—as we try...

TODAY, 4:30PM – Bargaining update: Latest CPS contract proposals fail students

4:30 p.m. TODAY, Thurs., July 11: press conference/bargaining update CTU headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll, Chicago Less than eight weeks before students return to school, CPS and CTU remain far apart on equity demands for students and schools, as CPS stalls in investing...