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CPS needs checks and balances to protect students

CPS needs checks and balances to protect students

Blistering DOE report and oversight is no guarantee that lack of accountability will end. CHICAGO, September 12, 2019—CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates issued the following statement in response to the federal Department of Education’s report on CPS’...

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

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...

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...
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...