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Real teacher appreciation is a fair contract and manageable class sizes for Chicago’s schools

Chicago’s public school students need individual attention from their teachers, which is impossible with as many as 48 students in a kindergarten class. CHICAGO, May 8, 2019—Chicago Public Schools has the highest class sizes across grades 1-4 of any school district in...
Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

TA ends three day strike and wins smaller classes, wrap-around supports, sanctuary protections for immigrant students, contract protections for special education students and English language learners. CHICAGO—CTU members at charter schools are reforming the industry...
Latino Youth HS settles, strike continues at charter operator Instituto’s schools

Latino Youth HS settles, strike continues at charter operator Instituto’s schools

Latino Youth strikers win sanctuary protections, mental health support, restorative justice, culturally appropriate curricula for low-income, Latinx high school students, as strike at Instituto schools continues.

April 25: CTU charter members to announce strike date against operators

April 25: CTU charter members to announce strike date against operators

Press conference/rally: 4:30 PM, Thursday, April 25 Arturo Velazquez Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago Teachers, support staff will walk out if demands for living wages, adequate student supports, pension rights, protections for immigrant and...

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...

Strikers to file formal complaint against CICS with IL Attorney General

1PM, TODAY, Tuesday, 2/12: Protest, delegation to IL Attorney General 100 W. Randoph St., Chicago Bi Monday bargaining after management repeats same inadequate ‘offers’, while CICS strikers train for civil disobedience to free part of $36 million in...
Strikers to take educational demands directly to CICS CEO

Strikers to take educational demands directly to CICS CEO

1PM TODAY, Monday, 2/11: Protest, delegation to CICS CEO 11 E. Adams St., Chicago Sunday night bargaining makes clear that ability to settle strike sits in hands CICS executives who refuse to dip into surplus to avoid larger class sizes, fewer counselors, no extra...
Shady CICS finances prompts legislators to call hearing on management structures

Shady CICS finances prompts legislators to call hearing on management structures

12:45PM Fri.: press availability before state legislative hearing, 160 N. LaSalle St. 1PM Fri.: IL General Assembly subject matter hearing, C-600, 6th floor, Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle St. 1PM Sat., 2/9: Rally with CICS strikers, CTU HQ, 1901 W. Carroll. Please...

CTU to beef up CICS picket lines, target charter lobbyist INCS

6AM Thurs: Press conference/picket, CICS /Wrightwood, 8130 S. California 1PM Thurs: Protest/press conference: INCS, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago “We refuse to throw our student’s needs under the bus in exchange for raises,” say CTU members, as...

CTU strike against charter operator CICS moves into second day

6AM Wed.: Press conference/picket, CICS Northtown, 3900 W. Peterson Ave. (see below for times and addresses of school pickets) 1PM Wed: Protest/press conference: CW Henderson, 20 W. Kinzie St., Chicago Pickets start at 6AM and 6:30AM, with 1PM action to target company...