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Mayoral ally moves to privatize substitute teachers

CHICAGO, April 26, 2018: The Illinois Senate, under the leadership of Chicago mayoral ally John Cullerton, has fast-tracked a bill privatizing substitute teacher staffing, SB2838. An identical bill, HB4742, passed out of a House education committee on Wednesday. The...

CTU-endorsed candidates victorious in historic triumph for progressive political agenda

CHICAGO, March 21, 2018—After Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed a record 50 schools in Black and Latinx neighborhoods in 2013, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said that the CTU would organize to change our city and county’s political landscape. Two years later,...

CTU-endorsed candidates victorious in historic triumph for progressive political agenda

After Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed a record 50 schools in Black and Latinx neighborhoods in 2013, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said that the CTU would organize to change our city and county’s political landscape. Two years later, Emanuel was forced into a...

The Chicago High School for the Arts teachers vote to unionize

CHICAGO—Today, academic teachers and paraprofessionals from The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) voted to join the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, the charter school local that has recently merged with the Chicago Teachers Union. Educators...

Saturday, 11am: CTU will march to Saturday labor rally – and make a few stops on the way

CHICAGO—With the Supreme Court poised to hear arguments in the Janus case, union workers from across the state are rallying for labor rights this Saturday. The CTU is joining that mobilization with a drum-line – and making a few stops on the way. The CTU kicks off our...

CTU, allies will march to Saturday labor rally – and make a few stops on the way

Rally, march to workers’ rights mobilization: 11 AM, Saturday, February 24 Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn, Chicago Feeder march to noon state-wide labor rights rally at Daley Plaza via Citadel, JPMorgan Chase, CPS Board of Education. Student drum-line will lead...