By Eric Ruder | May 11, 2023 | ACTS, Movement, News, Press Release, Rights
File under: Charter, charter operator, charter organizing, Charter Schools
CHICAGO—The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday commended the Illinois General Assembly for passing a bill that protects Illinois educators from intimidation, retaliation and interference when they organize to join a union in privately operated charter schools, a move that will help educators improve the teaching and learning conditions in their schools. The legislation, HB 1120, requires charter school operators taking public school funding to include a labor neutrality clause as part of its school authorization. Under such a clause, an employer agrees to refrain from opposing or taking a position on union organizing by their employees.
By Kurt Hilgendorf | April 28, 2023 | Legislative Update, News
File under: Charter, charter organizing, Charter Schools, Legislative, Neutrality Agreement, PSRP, PSRPs
Two key CTU legislative initiatives passed through committees this week and now go to the full legislative chamber for consideration: one bill requires union neutrality agreements for charter schools and the other allows retired PSRPs to work as substitute paras.
By Eric Ruder | April 14, 2023 | News
File under: Acero, charter organizing, Charter Schools, contract campaign
Please join charter educators at Acero Schools for our Rally for Supportive, Safe, and Sustainable Schools at 5:15 pm on Wednesday, April 19, at Acero Torres, 4248 W. 47th St. We are fighting for a new contract, and we are demanding more staffing, equal pay for equal work, and safe and healthy green schools. This fight is not just for educators at Acero, but for educators across the city of Chicago. What we win in our contract can pave the way for wins in other charter schools and at the district level.
By Chicago Teachers Union | December 28, 2021 | News Educators at two charter campuses earned seats at the table in conversations about how resources are allocated to bring the greatest benefit to their students. New CTU bargaining units organized at Christopher House elementary and Association House alternative high...
File under: Association House, Charter, charter organizing, Christopher House, Year in review
By CTU Communications | May 26, 2021 | News, Press Release Two more charters scheduled to vote on joining CTU in coming weeks, as alternative school educators prepare to bargain for living wages and student needs. CHICAGO, May 26, 2021 — Rank and file educators at Association House Alternative High School have voted...
File under: Association House, charter operator, charter organizing, Christopher House, Intrinsic, YCCS