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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...
CTU to ask board to delay vote on budget until funds are allocated more equitably

CTU to ask board to delay vote on budget until funds are allocated more equitably

9:30 a.m. Wed., August 28: Press conference CPS headquarters, 42 W. Madison, Chicago $7.7 billion budget cuts funds to over 200 schools, fails to address acute staffing shortages, overcrowding, students’ educational and support needs. CHICAGO—CTU members will...
Tuesday, August 20, 3:45P – CTU to testify in opposition to CPS budget cuts

Tuesday, August 20, 3:45P – CTU to testify in opposition to CPS budget cuts

3:45 p.m. TODAY, Tues, Aug. 20: Press conference, CPS/BOE budget hearings CPS central offices, 42 W. Madison, Chicago CTU officers, rank and file to testify against proposed budget cuts to schools, frontline staff Proposed FY 2020 CPS budget cuts funding to hundreds...
CPS budget raises questions, concerns

CPS budget raises questions, concerns

Allocation decisions could cut funding to hundreds of schools, while CPS, Mayor refuse to enshrine public promises in enforceable contract. CHICAGO—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to CPS’ formal FY...

Emanuel’s new bare-bones school budget fails to restore damaging cuts

“Mayor is again prioritizing paying bond holders who are laughing all the way to the banks they own – while continuing to harm our students by refusing to seek new revenue from those most able to pay,” say teachers. CHICAGO, April 17, 2018 – The new school...