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Welcome, Mayor Lightfoot. Now let’s get to work.

Welcome, Mayor Lightfoot. Now let’s get to work.

The city of Chicago needs the Chicago Teachers Union, City Hall and every resident to work together to bring about authentic equity, thorough justice and coveted resources in all 77 neighborhoods. Join us May 22 at the Thompson Center as we continue that work....
Adequate school staffing among key CTU contract demands

Adequate school staffing among key CTU contract demands

Union bargaining team is fighting for staffing commitments in critical areas that impact students’ readiness and ability to learn. CHICAGO, May 16, 2019—In 2012, Chicago Public Schools staffing of nurses, social workers, psychologists and counselors was...
It’s time for Chicago Public Schools to respect women’s work

It’s time for Chicago Public Schools to respect women’s work

Fair wages and benefits for a predominantly female workforce is a key issue in the CTU fight for a fair contract—in a district that is nearly 80 percent female, yet in a country where full-time working women make 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. CHICAGO, May 1,...
CTU blasts former CPS CEO for rejecting democracy, accountability for public schools

CTU blasts former CPS CEO for rejecting democracy, accountability for public schools

Chicagoans have demanded an elected representative school board as a progressive alternative to the insider deals, chronic neglect and racist, classist policies of Rahm, Duncan and Daley.  CHICAGO, March 1, 2019—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued...

10AM Wed. : Parents, alderman, CTU to demand immediate action from CPS board on critical school issues

Press conference: 10AM Wed., Feb. 27 CPS headquarters, 42 W. Madison St., Chicago Massive overcrowding and under-resourcing in neighborhood public schools to bring out parents and South Side alderman in push for equity for neglected public schools. CHICAGO—41 students...