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STRIKE: CTU educators hit picket lines at 6:30A Thurs., with 1:30P mass action at CPS

STRIKE: CTU educators hit picket lines at 6:30A Thurs., with 1:30P mass action at CPS

6:30 a.m. TODAY, Thurs., Oct. 17: Picket lines go up at 500+ Chicago public schools SEE BELOW for full schedule/locations/times. CHICAGO—After more than 10 months of frustrating bargaining, over 25,000 CTU teachers, clinicians, teaching assistants and support staff...
Our students deserve smaller classes – and CPS needs to put it in writing

Our students deserve smaller classes – and CPS needs to put it in writing

Almost 25% of elementary students are trapped in overcrowded classes, and 35% of high school students attend at least one overcrowded class. CHICAGO, October 9, 2019—No matter where you live in the City, Chicagoans agree: students deserve a high-quality, world-class...
STRIKE: CTU educators hit picket lines at 6:30A Thurs., with 1:30P mass action at CPS

CTU delegates vote unanimously to strike on Oct. 17 if contract has not been settled

Strike would put 35,000 workers with the CTU and SEIU Local 73 on the picket lines in bid to force CPS to invest portion of over $1 billion in annual new revenue in student needs. Click for link to livestream of union’s press conference tonight. CHICAGO, October...
Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs

Despite CPS spin, ‘offer’ falls far short for low-wage teaching assistants, classroom needs

With mayor now effectively bargaining in public, CTU proposes livestreaming negotiating sessions to give families, educators, public a seat at the table. CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2019—In a maneuver to publicly spin the mayor’s Friday ‘offer’ to CTU...
Ninety-four percent of Chicago Teachers Union educators vote to authorize strike

Ninety-four percent of Chicago Teachers Union educators vote to authorize strike

Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates governing body will set strike date at Wednesday, Oct. 2, meeting. The Chicago Teachers Union this evening released totals of the Sept. 24-26 strike authorization vote. The CTU Rules and Election Committee reported that as of...